Grove City Record

Police set up drug drop box

The Grove City Division of Police, in partnership with the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), has installed an Rx Drug Drop Box in the lobby of the Grove City Safety Complex, 3360 Park St.

The drug drop box resembles a mailbox and is intended for anonymous disposal of medicine any time of the day or night.

"The program is designed to help combat abuse of prescription drugs," said Chief Steven Robinette in a news release. "The rate of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is alarmingly high, and medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse."

NADDI launched the program to reduce easy access to prescriptions that are outdated or no longer needed. These drugs are often the target of theft by people who have access to the medicine cabinets of family and friends.

Needles, inhalers or liquid medication are not permitted in the drug drop box. Remove labels with identifying information before disposal, and make sure caps are tightly secured.

For more information, call the Grove City Division of Police at 614-277-1710 or visit police.grovecityohio.gov.

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