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Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department Gets Permanent Drug Take Back Box

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Unused medications around the house can be deadly for children, and can also make their way into our water systems. One northern Michigan Sheriff's Department is making it easier to dispose of those items.

The Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Department hosts two drug take back days each year; but now, they have a permanent drop box in their lobby for both over the counter and prescription medications that may have expired or gone unused. The goal is to remove the drugs, prevent misuse, or having them end up in the wrong hands.

Medications can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All prescription and over the counter drugs are accepted, along with vitamins, liquid medications in sealed bags, medicated ointments, and pet medicines.