Drug Take Back Event A "Huge Success" In Franklin Co.

Over 90 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medication was dropped of on Tuesday.

L-R: Sheriff Peter Cates (FCSD), Deputy Jason Lovins (FCSD), Meg Applegate (MMH), Melinda Brown (Executive Director, Stayin’ Alive LCC), Bonnie Blades (Chairperson, Stayin’ Alive LCC), Major Gregory Mehlbauer (FCSD). Photo provided. 

(Franklin County, Ind.) – A drug take back event in Franklin County is being labeled as a huge success.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announced this week that 35 citizens dropped off 91.8 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medication at Tuesday’s drug take back event.

The initiative aims to provide a safe and effective way for the general public to dispose of prescription drugs, while also providing education on potential prescription drug abuse.

“This was a great way to kick off the celebration of National Recovery Month,” stated F.C.S.D. Deputy Jason Lovins. “We would like to thank our community partners who helped with this take back, but most of all, we would like to thank our citizens who made this such a huge success,” continued Deputy Lovins, also a member of the Stayin’ Alive LCC Executive Committee.

Area residents are reminded that there are five locations that are permanent drop off sites. They are:

  • Franklin County Sheriff’s Department – 24/7
  • Batesville Police Department – 24/7
  • Margaret Mary Health – Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Ripley County Sheriff’s Department – 24/7
  • Versailles Police Department – 24/7

Due to COVID-19, citizens are encouraged to contact their nearest location prior to dropping off medications to confirm public access to the sites.

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