Friday, April 23, 2010

Drug Drop Box is Open!

The Oshkosh Police Department, in collaboration with a wide variety of other agencies in Winnebago County , installed a permanent prescription drug drop box in the Safety Building Lobby (across from our Front Desk area). The Box was “dedicated” on April 22, Earth Day. This Box is available to receive any unwanted/unused medications 24/7/365 (including over the counter and pet meds). The Box is for use by any citizen in Winnebago County . There are brochures with more information on the big, red box in the lobby.

Please leave the medications in the container and mark-off (blacken) your name and other personal information if you wish. The medications that are deposited are handled only by law enforcement and pharmacy personnel and are secured after the deposit.

The new drug drop box is just one effort in a comprehensive drug control strategy to combat the growing drug problem in our community. We can help prevent victimization by getting unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs out of our homes, and off our streets and playgrounds by dropping them off at our drug drop box.

Please share this information with others in the community. Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for getting this information out to the community.

Scott D. Greuel
Chief of Police
City of Oshkosh


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