jim mccabeSheriff Jim McCabe wants to remind the public that we recently received a drug drop off box at the Sheriff’s Office located at 600 West Beale Street in Kingman.  The drop off box is located in the front lobby and is available for the public during normal business hours; Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office was provided with a drug collection unit on behalf of CVS/pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.  The Unit is intended to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. More than 70 percent of teenagers say it is easy to get prescription drugs from their parents’ medicine cabinets, according to a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids study. Sheriff McCabe said, “It’s no longer safe to dispose drugs into the toilets as its showing up in our drinking water”. Please drop off your unwanted or expired prescriptions and over the counter medications.  The Unit can accept: prescription medications, prescription patches, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples and medications for pets.  Items not accepted in the collection box are; hydrogen peroxide, lotions and ointments, thermometers, inhalers, aerosol cans, needles, medications from businesses or clinics. About CVS/pharmacy CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America’s leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,700 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores in the U.S. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com . About the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction. We develop public education campaigns that drive awareness of teen substance abuse, and lead teen-targeted efforts that inspire young people to make positive decisions to stay healthy and avoid drugs and alcohol. On our website, drugfree.org , and through our toll-free helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE), we provide families with direct support and guidance to help them address teen substance abuse. Finally, we build healthy communities, advocating for great access to adolescent treatment and funding for youth prevention programs. As a national nonprofit, we depend on donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and the public sector and are thankful to SAG-AFTRA and the advertising and media industries for their ongoing generosity.

 

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