Eagle Point will have a drug drop box available starting Aug. 1.

On June 1, Eagle Point Police Chief Vern Thompson received a letter from Pamela Olsen, DVM, Jackson County Medical Alliance, saying the Alliance would like to place a drug drop box in Eagle Point. She said the Alliance had raised enough money over the last two years to place two boxes. They had previously partnered in two drug take back programs. The Eagle Point/Upper Rogue Chamber participated in one of those events.

Chief Thompson responded that Eagle Point was indeed interested in one of the units.

The container will be bolted to the floor in the police department and available for disposal of drugs during regular business hours, which are Monday -Friday, 9-5 p.m. The police department access is on the south side of city hall, through the door nearest the large wired storage area.

Acceptable drugs include: prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leakproof containers.

Items not accepted include: needles (sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans and inhalers.

For information, call Senior Officer Steve Franz, 541-826-9171.
By Nancy Leonard
Of the Independent


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