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On Feb. 9 the Butler County’s Sheriff’s Department hosted a “No Questions Asked Prescription Drug Take Back” event at the Butler County Courthouse. The take back started at 9 a.m. and continued until 4 p.m.
The event was a huge success with the county collecting approximately 1,240 prescription pills and a coffee can with over 5 pounds or assorted miscellaneous pills.
Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden stated “We’re going to try to continue to do this. Hopefully we can do it twice a year.” The prescription drug take back is part of measures being taken by the Butler County Sheriff’s Department to help reduce the amount of prescription pills being sold and abused in the county.
According to Sheriff Harden, the event also will help cut down on burglaries by reducing the availability of pills in the community. “Prescription pills are popular, and people will break into homes for the chance to make a profit off of them,” Harden said, “this event gives citizens a chance to safely dispose of their pills without questions being asked.”
The Sheriff’s department is thankful for the community’s participation in the event.