Residents in southern Ohio can soon dispose of prescription drugs at drop boxes at local law enforcement agencies. State officials say 66 agencies that include police departments and county sheriffs' offices have been awarded the secure drop boxes.
The free collection bins are part of an effort to reduce drug abuse in communities. Ohio's attorney general has partnered with the state's Department of Health and the Drug Free Action Alliance to provide the boxes. They say every agency that applies for a mailbox-style disposal bin will receive one. Residents can drop the drugs in boxes at the agencies during normal business hours. Officials say the containers should be appearing within the next few weeks. Southern Ohio is considered the epicenter for prescription drug abuse in the state.