Over 1,509 pounds of prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications have been properly disposed of thanks to the Drug Drop Box Program in effect by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Each year, since the inception of the program, the amount of drugs safely dropped off and disposed of has increased. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office implemented the Drug Drop Box Program to provide community members a safe and efficient avenue for proper disposal of prescription drugs and/or over-the- counter medications. Sheriff Rob Snaza said, “By using secure drug drop boxes instead of leaving expired or unused medications lying around we keep them out of the hands of teens and people who shouldn’t have them. We are also avoiding contaminating water sources by not flushing them down the toilet. This program has been very successful and we encourage people to continue to utilize the drop boxes.” The drop boxes were placed within the Law and Justice Center and the Packwood Substation in late 2010, with the collections and tracking starting in January of 2011.

 

Lewis County Drop BoxDrop Box Locations in Lewis County

Lewis County Law & Justice Center
345 W. Main Street, Chehalis

Centralia Police Department
316 N. Pearl Street, Centralia

Morton Police Department
250 Main Street, Morton

Sheriff’s Office Packwood Substation
12990 US Highway 12, Packwood

Winlock Police Department
323 NE 1st Street, Winlock