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Jasper Police Dept. Installs Medication Disposal Unit

Jasper Police Dept. Installs Medication Disposal Unit 

(Jasper, Indiana) – In a joint effort by CVS Health and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, the Jasper Police Department has acquired a prescription medication disposal unit. “The drug collection unit will give the Citizens of Jasper a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused medication”, said Jasper Police Chief Nathan Schmitt. “When it comes to prescription medication, our number one goal is to reduce drug abusers access. I believe this is one step towards that goal.”

“CVS Health is dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent prescription drug abuse,” said Tom Davis, R.Ph., Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Health. “We thank CVS Health for their commitment to helping Jasper area residents reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in our community”, said Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz.

The Medication Disposal for Safer Communities program has donated more than 800 drug collection units to police departments across the country, which have collected more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication. The new prescription medication disposal unit is available 24 hours a day in the lobby of the police department at 309 East 6th Street.

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