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Prescription Drop Off Box Added To Blacksburg Police Department

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A permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box has been installed at the Blacksburg Police Department. A permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box has been installed at the Blacksburg Police Department.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and Blacksburg Police Department announced that a permanent Prescription Drug Drop Box has been installed at the Blacksburg Police Department.

The Drop Box allows residents of Blacksburg and Cherokee County to take expired medications or medications that are no longer prescribed or needed so they can be disposed of. Disposing prescription drugs can be really dangerous, especially if they are flushed or thrown away. They can danger the environment or end up in the wrong hands and endanger lives.

As a result of the Drop Box, Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller announced that the sheriff's office and Blacksburg Police Department will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. The event will take place at the Blacksburg Police Department at 101 South Shelby Street in Blacksburg and at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office at 312 E. Frederick Street in Gaffney from 10 a.m. until 1 pm.

"I encourage every citizen to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to safely dispose of unused, un-needed, or expired prescription drugs," Sheriff Steve Mueller said.  "Preventing  these readily available and potentially deadly drugs from being diverted and misused is something each and every one of us can do to help reduce the epidemic of prescription drug abuse that is harming so many in our community."

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