75 pounds of unwanted medicine collected at Franklin County take-back events

Franklin County, IN — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says recent prescription drug take-back events were successful. A combined 75 pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medications were collected at the April 19 event in the Brookville United Methodist Church parking lot, and at the Metamora Volunteer Fire Department last Wednesday, May 28.

“Anytime that you can prevent that amount of unwanted, unused, or expired medication from getting into the wrong hands, or prevent that amount from getting into the environment, that is a huge win for our community,” said Deputy Jason Lovins. “All of this would not have been possible without collaboration with our community partners: Margaret Mary Health, Stayin’ Alive LCC, Metamora Volunteer Fire Department, and the Brookville United Methodist Church. Most of all, it would not have been possible without our citizens,” Lovins continued.

Deputies remind citizens that there are three permanent takeback collection sites at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Margaret Mary Health’s main campus in Batesville and at the Batesville Police Department.