Thursday, July 29, 2010

Milton PD Permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Off Site

The Milton Police Department will be the first permanent drug drop-off site in Rock County. Read the press release below from Lieutenant John Conger about the program.

Beginning on July 30th the City of Milton Police Department will become Rock County’s first permanent, 24 hour, drug drop-off site. The box will be located outside the department at 120 Parkview Drive.

It is requested that, if possible, medications be left in their original packaging and that all personal information be removed. Please leave the information identifying the drug on the container, as it will make for easier identification of the substance. Sharp items such as syringes and lancets cannot be dropped at this location. Illegal narcotics should also not be dropped at this location.

The drop box will be under 24 hour video surveillance.

Funding for the box was provided by the Milton Police Department Crime Prevention Fund, which consists of money raised as the result of our fundraising efforts throughout the year. Also partnering with us to share the costs were the Rock County Health Department, Partners In Prevention-Rock County, Janesville Area Crimestoppers, and Mercy Health System.

Officers from the City of Milton will be kicking off the program with promotional items and brochures at the Rock County Fair on Friday, July 30th.

Safe and secure storage of your prescription medications at home is of the utmost importance, and we are proud to begin assisting those in Rock County with a safe and easy means of disposal for dangerous drugs that are no longer needed. The safe disposal of these dangerous drugs reduces the potential abuse of them in our community and also helps to protect the environment.