Prescription drug boxes set up in Guthrie

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Residents in Guthrie and Logan County now have a secure place to dispose of old prescription drugs.

Police Chief Damon Devereaux and Jim Bauman stand in front of the new drug disposal box.

Guthrie Police and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office along with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control have teamed to put a drug disposal box in the lobby of the police station and sheriff’s office.

State narcotic agents have initiated a program to put disposal boxes in police and sheriff’s offices in all 77 counties of the state.

The metal boxes are a key part of the bureau’s eradication program. They look like white postal boxes but are labeled with the state drug agency’s emblem and will be bolted to walls or floors in the lobbies of law enforcement offices.

Residents will be able to dispose of old medicine any time. Agents will empty the boxes regularly and properly dispose of the drugs so they don’t end up in the water supply, where they can pose threats to wildlife and people.

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