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Drug dropoff made even easier to do

People no longer have to wait for the Forest Grove Police Department’s occasional “drug dropoff” events in order to get rid off unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

The department broke its previous pill-collecting record during a recent dropoff event, when it collected 289 pounds, said Capt. Mike Herb.

But there is now a drug-dropoff box in the department lobby so people can drop off pills on any weekday.

In addition, the department’s evidence specialist has emptied the lobby dropoff box every two weeks since it was installed there about four months ago, Herb said. “Additionally, folks are always bringing by large bags of unwanted medications to dispose of,” he said.

More people these days are concerned about ridding their medicine cabinets of old drugs, which could potentially be abused by family members, or which could harm aquatic life if flushed down the toilet.

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