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Medication Take Back Day

From the Office of Chief Marvin, Walterboro Police Department

We are excited to announce that we will be participating in a Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, September 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Colleton Medical Center. Since my tenure as Chief, we have had citizens reach out to us regarding how they can discard their unused, expired, or unwanted medications. Our department began doing research about medication drop boxes and found a grant that supplies such boxes to police departments. We applied for and received the grant and have had a medication drop box in our lobby for some time now. We have certain restrictions on our drop box that include no liquids, syringes, poisons, inhalers, aerosol cans, or biohazardous materials. Anyone can drop off medication, must be in a bag or bottle, to our drop off box which is located in our lobby at the Walterboro Police Department at 242 Hampton Street.
When we were asked by Colleton Medical to participate in a county wide Medication Take Back event we were happy to be involved. At the event, there are no restrictions on the types of medication that can be disposed of so now is the time to search your cabinets and get rid of all your unused, unwanted, and expired medications. A tent will be placed on the front lawn of Colleton Medical, where staff and officers will be there for individuals to drop off any types of unused or unwanted medications. There are no forms to sign or restrictions in place. For any additional information please contact Lt. Stivender over the Support Service Division at 843-782-1008.

EDITOR’S NOTE: These columns are submitted by Colleton County Sheriff R. Andy Strickland and Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin. This newspaper is happy to bring to you, our residents and their citizens, thoughts on crime in our community. Though we believe it is our responsibility to share these opinions with you, please note that these thoughts are not necessarily a reflection of the collective opinion of this newspaper.

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