Waushara County turns in 208 lbs. of prescription drugs

Waushara County turned in 208 lbs. of prescriptions drugs to the Wisconsin Department of Justice on Oct. 30. The prescription drugs turned in were collected from the Waushara County Sheriff’s Office drop box since spring as well as the Prescription Drug Take Back event held at Hancock Community Center on Oct. 28, stated Sheriff Jeff Nett in a release.

It is important to safely dispose of old and unused drugs. Law Enforcement wants to keep the drugs from being abused and sold, but it is important to keep the drugs from being dumped down water drains or in the landfills since they are harmful to the environment. 

The Waushara County Public Health Department, Waushara County Human Services Department and Waushara County Sheriff’s Office worked on Oct. 28 to empty the packages and prepare the pills for disposal. 

The Waushara County Sheriff’s Office has a Prescription Drop Box located in the lobby at 430 East Division St., Wautoma. Waushara County is currently looking at placing other Prescription Drop Boxes throughout the county.

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