2010-09-29 / Public Safety

Operation Pill Drop a Success

Operation Pill Drop was recently held at Miller County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 25, 2010. Operation Pill Drop is a campaign that is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and local Law Enforcement agency's across the state. Drop boxes were sent to participating law enforcement agencies across the state by the Drug Enforcement Administration for the event. The purpose of the campaign is to give citizens an opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of any old or expired prescription drugs. The DEA and local law enforcement agencies everywhere have noticed the growing trend of prescription and overthe counter drug abuse. In an attempt to try to combat this problem and keep these type of drugs from falling into the wrong hands, Operation Pill-Drop was started. Citizens could come in with their old or expired prescription and overthe counter drugs and drop them off in the drop box for safe disposal during the event.

Operation Pill Drop was a success in Miller County. Participating for Miller County was Sheriff H.E. Glass, Sgt. Brad Cox, Deputy Robert Grier of the Miller County Sheriff's Office, along with Commander Kim Baker of the Pataula Drug Task Force. At the end of the day the contents of the drop box was weighed by Sheriff Glass and Commander Baker. It was found that five and a half pounds of assorted medications had been collected. The contents were then documented. Before being bagged and sealed by Commander Baker, and then taken into the custody of the Pataula Drug Task Force. The drugs that were collected will be properly destroyed at a later time.

Sheriff Glass and Commander Baker would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens who participated and made this campaign a success in Miller County.

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