The Lamar Police Department is a drop off location for all medications that are expired……….
The Lamar Police Department is a drop off location for all medications that are expired, surplus or unwanted, which includes pharmaceuticals that are regulated and non-regulated.
After collection, the drugs that have been collected are then taken to be properly disposed of. The amount of drugs disposed of this past week was seventeen (17) pounds.
This drop-off box is sponsored by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri and Joplin Area Safe Teens Coalition. These parties, along with the Lamar Police Department, seek to prevent poisoning, diversion, theft and accidents that can potentially harm citizens of all ages. They are also concerned about the effects of legal and illegal drugs, plus over-the-counter medicines, on landfills, waste water treatment plants and ultimately drinking water.
Any medications to be disposed of can be brought the Police Department Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.