LYMAN — A permanent MedReturn drug collection box has been established at the Lyman Police Department.
The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming – Uinta County has partnered with the Lyman Police Department to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program in order to reduce the supply of drugs that can potentially harm teens and adults.
Citizens looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now use the safe and secure permanent drop off location at the in Lyman.
The permanent box at the Lyman Police Department is an extension of the area’s take-back day, according to Police Chief Tom Clark. In the past, Clark said, Lyman, Mountain View and the Sheriff’s Department have had a joint effort in which residents could turn in the unused medicine. That, Clark said, was only one day. By implementing the permanent box, it give people a way to turn in their unused medicines Monday through Friday during business hours at the Lyman Police Department.
The box is provided through a grant. One box will also be at the Sheriff’s Office in Evanston. The boxes are an attempt to help limit the amount of unused drugs lying around homes, Clark said. In the past there were a few people in this area who were breaking into homes and stealing drug. They were prosecuted, underwent treatment programs or were incarcerated.
The boxes are also an attempt to keep drugs out of the hands of teenagers or family members who would abuse the drugs, Clark said.
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