Madison PD establishes Drug Collection Unit - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Madison PD establishes Drug Collection Unit

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

The Madison Police Department has received a grant from CVS/Pharmacy to install a Drug Collection Unit. The new Unit is located at the City of Madison Justice Complex and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to disposed of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.

The new Unit is intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents' homes and decrease prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents' medicine cabinets, according to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study.

The new Unit will also help the community prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication.

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