This past Saturday the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department participated in the annual Drug Take Back Day. Officers from the sheriff’s department stood by the drop off locations to collect and package unwanted, expired, and leftover pharmaceuticals from the public. They were collected for proper disposal later on.
During the four hour event there were able to collect nearly 100 pounds that may have ultimately ended up in our landfills or water systems.
With that amount collected on Saturday, this program has collected 923 pounds of potentially harmful pharmaceuticals in 18 months.
Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin said, “We cannot thank enough, those who contributed and participated in this program. Our community has stepped forward to the plate and knocked it out of the park.” He closed by saying, “Thank you for helping to make our county safer and cleaner.”