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The sponsors of the Dubois County Medication Collection Day say that the collection held this past Saturday, October 22nd, was very successful.

Tri-Cap RSVP director Becky Beckman says approximately 350 residents brought in an overall 344 pounds of unused medications.

Also Dubois County Solid Waste District director Carla Striegel-Winner who oversaw the recycling effort noted that that over 94 pounds of packaging materials were recycled during the event.

The medications were prepared for proper disposal by volunteers and staff of sponsoring organizations. Each properly disposed of item reduces contamination in our water system and alleviates potential for accidental overdose or ingestion of outdated or incorrect medication.

It is medication kept away from kids, teenagers or those susceptible to becoming prescription medication addicts.

Sponsors for the event included the Jasper Post of the Indiana State Police, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department, the Ferdinand and Huntingburg Volunteer Fire Departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, Tri-CAP RSVP, the Arnold F. Habig Older Americans Center and the Dubois County Solid Waste District.

Organizers of the event would like to especially thank our local law enforcement officers from the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police Post. They say without their assistance and presence at the sites, the project could not continue.

Another collection day will be held next spring, but residents are also encouraged to utilize the Huntingburg Police Department’s 24/7 lobby drop box, which is available to any Dubois County resident at any time.

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