By Rick Palsgrove
The Groveport Police Department now has a drop box where residents can dispose of prescription medication.
“One of my goals when I became chief of police was establishing a designated area where our citizens could dispose of old expired prescription medication, or medication that was no longer needed,” said Groveport Police Chief Casey Adams. “With the help of Finance Director Jason Carr, we were able to use the Ohio Opioid Settlement Funding that was issued to the city of Groveport. The $3,056 to purchase the prescription drug drop box was paid entirely from the settlement payments the city received over the past couple of years.”
The prescription drug drop box is located in the lobby of the Groveport Police Department, 5690 Clyde Moore Drive.
Adams said the box is monitored by video surveillance and an alarm system.
“Citizens can enter the lobby and drop off their unwanted or expired prescription medication Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Adams, who added that syringes will not be accepted.
The medication items must be sealed in a pill bottle, packaging, or plastic bag with no labels or personal information attached.
Medications accepted for drop off inside prescription drug drop box are: vitamins, prescription ointments, pet medication, prescription patches, and over the counter medications
Medications or items not accepted are: needles, inhalers, aerosol cans, thermometers, lotions/liquids, and hydrogen peroxide.