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Deposit Your Unwanted Prescription Drugs

An increasing awareness of the concerns surrounding the disposal of prescription drugs has spurred a local effort to provide Ben Hill County residents with a safe place to deposit unwanted medicine.

To handle the growing need, the Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office has set up its own secure prescription drop box in the department for use by residents looking for a way of getting rid of medication.

Leaving expired prescriptions around the house can pose a health risk if mistakenly ingested, and parents are increasingly diligent to keep drugs out of children’s hands. Meanwhile, throwing medicine away leaves them vulnerable to animals or even humans sorting through trash. And more and more people are getting the word that flushing prescriptions down the toilet has the potential to contaminate water sources.

The drop box is located at the Sheriff’s Office 24 hours a day and is a way they can offer a secure convenient method of disposal for our citizens.