Logan County had another great turnout for the Prescription Take-Back Day. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office collected 83.9 pounds of unwanted, unused, and expired medication Sept. 26 during their participation in the 10th National Take-Back at the Fountain Place Mall in Logan.
Sheriff Sonya M. Dingess Porter, Sergeant B.D. Cobb and Corporal J.L. Mathis were on hand to turn over the 83.9 pounds of medication to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to be destroyed in accordance to their guidelines as well as federal and state laws regarding public health and the environment.
The event was a collaborative effort between DEA, Logan County Sheriff’s Office, and the PIECES Coalition of Logan.
Sheriff Porter explained, “We want to thank the PIECES Coalition for their continuous help and support in helping us to once again have a very successful outcome. We would also like to thank everyone in Logan County that participated in this event. Those are the people that are stepping up to make sure this medication doesn’t continue to fall into the wrong hands. Those are the folks that are truly making a change in our community.”
U.S. Congressman Evans Jenkins also stopped by and participated in the disposal of medication for the Take-Back program.
An agent from DEA reported back to Sheriff Porter that Logan County had once again topped the list for the most medication collected in the area. Sheriff Porter added, “It is wonderful to see our community coming out to participate in such a great program. Our citizens have been utilizing the Take-Back Drop Box located in the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, and, so far, they have deposited 60 pounds of medication. We are excited to see how the new Take-Back Drop Box will do in the Man area which is currently located at Man City Hall. It is continuation of partnerships with Logan County Sheriff’s Department, PIECES Coalition, Logan County Commission, Mayor Jim Blevins, County Clerk John Turner, W.Va. Senators Art Kirkendoll and Dr. Ron Stollings, US Congressman Evans Jenkins and our great citizens of Logan County. We will make a change….one drop at a time!”