The Madison County Sheriff and Police Chiefs from Madison county are continuing to take part in the "RX 4 Safety" prescription drug initiative. The initiative is a collective effort, between the community and law enforcement to protect the environment from improper disposal of medications.

Madison County Police Chiefs have collected over 1,500 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications in this third round of drop offs. Citizens with unwanted medications do not have to wait for a specific day to get rid of these pills. Secure drop off bins are available 24 hours a day at local police stations.

Madison County Sheriff John Lakin, told the Big Z that how unwanted medications are disposed off has changed over the years

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Lakin also said that the program not only helps protect the environment but also keeps what can be dangerous drugs out of the hands of kids. Since the program was implemented in April of last year, the Sheriff's office has disposed of over 4,000 pounds of medication.


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