Prescription Drug Disposal Boxes

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey wants to make prescription drug disposal boxes widely accessible to all West Virginians, to keep those medicines out of the hands of people who might abuse them.

The prescription drug boxes are located in several county sheriffs' departments and courthouses.

Captain Rick Woodyard of the Wood County Sheriff's Department says they really encourage people to utilize this service and bring their drugs into the facility to be disposed of properly.

"One of the things we do ask if you bring the drugs in is we will not accept anything of an inhaler, liquid or needles and we would also request that any labeling or personal information be removed from the prescriptions or marked out to where they cannot be read," he says.

Woodyard says the "drug take back" program reduces the amount of drugs people keep inside their homes and will also help reduce break-in rates.

Wood is one of the leading counties in the state on the weight and amount of drugs turned in.

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