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Be a part of the addiction solution in Dubois County.

Residents are asked to bag medications and dispose of them at the Dubois County Medication Collection Saturday, April 27th, as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event.

The Jasper State Police Post, located at 2209 Newton Street, will host the collection from 10 am till 2 pm while the Ferdinand Fire Station, located at 221 E. 4th St, and Schnellville Fire Station, located at 8090 E. Schnellville Rd., will host from 10 am till 12 noon.

The Huntingburg and Jasper Police Departments have a 24/7 medication drop box in their lobbies available for any Dubois County resident at any time. You may contact those departments individually for any restrictions they may have.

Chief Deputy Chris Faulkenburg with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office asks Dubois County residents to clean out the expired, unwanted, and unused medications from your home.

Be sure not to forget vitamins, ointments, syrups, drops, herbal products, meds that should have been kept cold but were not, and aerosols not in pressurized containers.

These pharmaceuticals will be accepted at the collection sites.

No sharps such as needles, infectious materials, (anything containing bodily fluids) or waste will be collected.

This collection is for private citizens only. No collections will be accepted from for-profit businesses or health facilities. Unused drugs are a common household health threat that can be lessened when you clean the old and unused meds out of your home.

Dubois County Solid Waste Management Director, Carla Striegel-Winner, reminds residents that correct disposal of medications creates a safer and cleaner environment, and greater public awareness reduces illegal activities and scavenging of personal property and public waste receptacles.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Office will supervise the collections at St. Anthony and Holland Fire Stations, and the Indiana State Police will supervise at the Jasper Post site.

This project impacts the substance abuse and environmental stewardship of Dubois County communities.

The sponsors of this Dubois County Medication Collection are the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Indiana State Police, the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office, Dubois County Solid Waste Management District, the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council, local participating Fire Stations, Dubois County CARES and TRI-CAP RSVP.

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