Drug take back

Chief Deputy Chris Noel (left) and Sheriff Stan Hudson said multiple boxes of expired or unused medications have been turned in to the sheriff’s office over the last six months and will be turned in to the DEA drop off.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office will again be participating in the National Take-Back Initiative. Authorities said the sheriff’s office will be delivering multiple boxes of medications turned in to the DEA drop off, which has been collected over the past six months.

The sheriff’s office has participated in the program for many years and will continue to provide these services to the community, authorities said, adding the program benefits the community by keeping unused drugs out of the hands of children, teenagers. This also provides a means to stop the potential for abuse of medications, as well as providing a measure to dispose of medications in a safe manner.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office has a drug drop off box inside the office. The public may bring in expired or unused medications and dispose of them during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office does not accept inhalers or liquids, but can provide a means to dispose of the liquids.