Sheriff offers med drop boxPublished 5:37pm Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Berrien County Health Department has established a permanent pharmaceutical medication drop box in the lobby of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, 919 Port St., St. Joseph.
This pharmaceutical medication drop box will allow any citizen to properly dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medication. Only pharmaceutical medications may be disposed of in this container. It is not for illicit narcotics, such as marijuana, heroin or cocaine.
No needles, sharps, or syringes may be deposited. Liquid medications may be disposed of in this container, if the caps on the medications are securely fastened and tightened.
Citizens can simply drop off unwanted or expired medications in this drop box any time Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.
This pharmaceutical medication drop box was one of two the Berrien County Health Department’s Substance Abuse Prevention Department recently purchased.