Residents give back 630 pounds of pharmaceuticals

Posted 29 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Jail Superintendent Scott Wilson, left, and Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Stirk prepare to transport collected items for destruction.

Press Release, Sheriff Scott Hess
ALBION – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that another successful Household Pharmaceuticals Collection Event was held this past weekend.

During the four-hour detail, which was held at three locations within the county, unwanted and/or expired medications and drug paraphernalia in excess of 630 pounds were surrendered for destruction. This was the most successful collection event, to date.

As in years past, it is anticipated that another collection event will be held in the spring of 2016.

Some of the items are boxed and ready to taken to be destroyed. Residents dropped off pharmaceuticals at the Holley Fire Department, Orleans County Public Safety Building in Albion, and Medina Fire Department.