FAD and Sheriff’s Office to host drug drop off
03/20/17 10:30 a.m.
Floyd Against Drugs (FAD) and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a drug drop-off event at the Floyd County Jail on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.
“America's 12 to 17-year-olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends,” stated Dale Brown, FAD board president. “Mobilizing Floyd County to work together to reduce the youth and adult use of drugs is at the heart of our mission at Floyd Against Drugs. It's a privilege to work in partnership with the sheriff's office on this event.”
The drug drop off event will allow the public to properly dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands and local waterways. The drugs will be incinerated on site in the jail’s lower parking lot. The public is asked to bring drugs in a bag or other disposable container.
“I am not certain that the public truly understands the importance of properly disposing of both unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs,” commented Corporal Carrie Edge, Public Information Officer. “The last drop we did in 2015 was quite successful. We incinerated over 154lbs of drugs. We hope to incinerate even more this year and urge the public to take full advantage of this opportunity.”
The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is a state prescription drug disposal location. Prescriptions can be disposed of any day in the designated drop box in the Booking Lobby. For more information about disposal locations visit www.stoprxabuseinga.org or contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-291-4111. For more information about Floyd Against Drugs, visit www.romefloyd.com.