PRESCRIPTION DRUG DISPOSAL
Unsure how to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs?
The Bracken County Sheriff's Office has a drop box that is kept at the Sheriff's Office for citizens to dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The box will be available during courthouse hours for citizens to drop off these drugs no questions asked.
Prescription drugs are one of the fastest growing drugs that are abused in the United States today. Officials say unused medicines in home medicine cabinets are "highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse." Studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Help protect your friends and family members by getting rid of those unwanted prescription pills that you no longer need and to decrease the ability of family or friends to acquire these pills.
Unwanted prescription drugs can be taken to the Sheriff's Office at 116 West Miami Street in the Courthouse.