Enough unused and unwanted pills have been collected on just one day to prompt township supervisor Dan McPhillips to work with the police department and the office of District Attorney David Heckler to install a permanent depository at the Warminster police station.
McPhillips and Heckler filmed a short instructional video at the police station earlier this month that demonstrated the use of the deposit box. Click here to view the video, provided by Metra4.com.
The box is accessible 24 hours a day and under constant video surveillance, two main criteria that allowed Heckler to authorize the box's installation.
It's a pretty straightforward set-up. Simply take the pill container and place it in the front drawer, let go of the handle and it will drop securely in to the storage bin.
The following items are permitted for deposit:
- Prescription Patches
- Prescription Medications
- Prescription Ointments
- Over-the-counter medications
- Medications for pets
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Aerosol cans
- Ointments, lotions or liquids
- Medication from businesses or clinics