Police succeed in prescription medicine collection

LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) — Police in Liberty Township collect six boxes or 35 pounds of unwanted prescription medication.

It’s all part of a national effort aimed at disposing controlled substances in a safe way.

Captain Steve Shimko says that this time around, more folks were walking through the doors dropping off these medications, partly because of increased advertising.

“This year our officers put fliers out in local stores, some of the big stores like Walmart and Giant Eagle have huge posters and the people come out in the community, they shop, they see it, word of mouth,” Captain Steve Shimko, Liberty Township Police Department.

Liberty Township also has a permanent drop-off box in the lobby of the Police Department, folks can drop off unwanted medications during regular business hours.


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