Alton, IL

Prescription Drug Take Back Numbers

Story by WBGZ Radio

The Madison County Sheriff and Police Chiefs from around Madison county are continuing to take part in the "RX 4 Safety" prescription drug initiative. The initiative is a collective effort, between the community and law enforcement to protect the environment from improper disposal of medications. Secure drop off bins are available 24 hours a day at local police stations.

Madison County Sheriff John Lakin tells the Big Z since the program was implemented in April of 2015, the Sheriff's office has disposed of over 5,000 pounds of medication.

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Lakin also said that the program not only helps protect the environment but also keeps what can be dangerous drugs out of the hands of kids.

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