Logan County Sheriff’s Office takes in 50 pounds of expired medications

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LOGAN COUNTY, W.V. – The Logan County Sheriff’s Office has taken in 50.4 pounds of unwanted or expired medications from January until now through its Prescription Drug Take-Back drop box locations.

Logan County Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter said this is wonderful that the people of Logan County are participating in the Take-Back Program.

“They are stepping up to the plate and making a difference in our community,’’ she said.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office drop box located at Man City Hall has taken in 35.8 pounds of unwanted or expired medication.

Porter also thanked the Man Police Department and Mayor Jim Blevins for partnering up with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and the PIECES Coalition on this program.

The Chapmanville Police Department and Mayor Jerry Price will be partnering up on this program, too. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office has purchased the Drop Box for this location and will be installing it soon.

Porter, the Logan County Sheriff, said that this is just a continuation of how our leaders in our community are being proactive and working together to help make a change and that she is honored to be a part of this effort.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for April 30 and is aimed to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office location for this event will be at the Logan Walmart parking lot at the Sheriff’s Office Command Post Trailer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30.

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