Jefferson County Authorities Hope Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box Will Curb Death Totals
The Steubenville Police Department and Jefferson
County Drug Task Force have partnered up to combat drug use with the use of a prescription drug drop-off box.
ranks third in the state of Ohio for opiate-related deaths, and the
short-term goal of the drop-off box is to get residents to dispose of prescription drugs
legally. The long-term goal is to put an end to the prescription
drug and opiate problem plaguing the county.
Officials say rather than
flushing the drugs down the toilet or disposing of them illegally,
people should take their old prescription drugs to the drug box at the
Steubenville police station.
Once a month, the DEA or Drug Task Force will pick up
the prescription drugs and dispose of them properly.