New outlet for community to dispose of prescription drugs

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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP)- Getting rid of unwanted prescription pills just got a little easier in Vienna.

The Vienna Police Department just added a drug drop off box inside its department on 29th Street.

The Vienna Police Department teamed up with Westbrook Health Services to get it.

It was made possible through a Spiff Rx grant to Westbrook.

It's only for prescriptions, not illegal drugs or bio hazardous material.

Officers say it's already been used numerous times since it was installed proving it will be a good resource for the community.

Chief Mike Pifer, of the Vienna Police Department, explains the importance of the box. "So getting rid of the medication in a safe way and legal way, which is environmentally safe, is preferred. So this is one of the avenues that we can help the community, and its accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days here in Vienna. Once we get all of those together they will go to a secure location from here. The DEA gets contact and they are dispensed that way."

There are other drop off boxes in Williamstown, the West Virginia State Police barracks and the municipal building in downtown Parkersburg.

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