Sheriff Richwine said CVS has a grant available to purchase a container in which residents can dispose of their unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. The container is designed where a deposit can’t be withdrawn. It’s styled like a mailbox where the opening locks out a person. It’s locked and can be better monitored.
The sheriff’s department would still be responsible for disposing of the medication. Sheriff Richwine said the prescription medications will continue to be taken to Jasper County to be put into the incinerator.
The request for the grant was unanimously approved by the commissioners.
The sheriff commented that if he doesn’t receive the grant, a new container will be purchased without the grant.