Hundreds of Pounds of Medications Disposed of on Saturday

From Local Sources

DUBOIS CO. -- Hundreds of residents brought in hundreds of pounds of medications for proper disposal on Saturday, April 28 for Dubois County’s bi-annual medication collection day event. Two county fire departments and the state police post served as collection sites for the day. Tri-Cap RSVP director Becky Beckman states that approximately 265 residents brought in 393 pounds of unused medications for proper disposal during the 4 hour event.

 Each properly disposed of item reduces contamination in our water system and alleviates potential for accidental overdose or ingestion of outdated or incorrect medication. It is medication kept away from kids, teenagers or those susceptible to becoming prescription medication addicts.

 Another collection day will be set for the fall of 2018, but residents may also use one of the county’s two 24/7 sites- at the Jasper City Police Department and the Huntingburg Police Department.

 Sponsors for the event include the Indiana State Police Post District 34, Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, Dubois and St. Henry Volunteer Fire Departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Tri-CAP RSVP, Dubois County CARES and the Dubois County Solid Waste District.