Over one thousand pounds of drugs.
That’s how much the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has collected in their drug dropbox over the past five years.
The Sheriff’s Office installed a public-use drop box outside their office in April 2016. And throughout the years, a total of 1,103 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medications have been collected – providing residents with a safe and proper disposal option.
The dropbox is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and all types of unwanted drugs and medications – including illegal drugs – can anonymously be placed in the box.
Authorities say it’s a better option than throwing unwanted or expired drugs and medications in the trash and flushing them down the toilet.