wow - that's 2.73 POUNDS of pills PER CAR !!!!!
Results of Drug Drop-off Day
Submitted by Howard Owens on October 31, 2011 - 4:49pm
On Saturday, three local law enforcement agencies collected prescription drugs that were no longer needed in order to sure safe destruction of the drugs.
Here's the results of the drop off:
- Batavia PD: 169 vehicles, and a total of 487.5 lbs;
- Le Roy PD: 46 vehicles, and a total of 144.8 lbs;
- Sheriff's Office, in Pembroke: 36 vehicles, and a total of 53.5 lbs.
This is a really good idea. Thanks law enforcement!
This sounds like a huge impact but if you think about how many prescription bottles are in your own home and then compound that by the tens of thousands of homes that are in our area, the drugs collect are a miniscule measurement. An even smaller percentage of the drugs collected would fall into the category of substances that might have the possibility to be abused.
I think a better solution would be to have a drop box at every police station so that any unwanted medications could easily be disposed of at any time of the day or night, 24/7/365. I'm not trying to knock these collection drives, I just think they're more of a publicity stunt than an actual effort towards a larger, positive impact on society. People should have an easy way to dispose of unwanted medications already, no questions asked.