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Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program a Success

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program a Success

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Marc Giauque, KSL Newsradio A prescription drug drop-off program in Salt Lake City is becoming surprisingly popular; perhaps too popular.

From two white metal boxes at the Downtown and Pioneer police buildings, they've already gathered enough to fill a cart in the evidence room. Evidence technologist Hailey Pakoch says they've filled seven bags so far and that there have been few surprises, at least in the contents.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Program a Success

"The only thing that we've come across that we really don't want dropped off in there are the syringes. So that's the only problem that we've had so far," Pakoch says.

When asked if they've been getting any mail, Pakoch says "No, we haven't actually, surprisingly. It kind of looks like a mailbox though, doesn't it?"

Police say the boxes are really designed for individuals, not businesses. The idea is to get expired medications out of cupboards and away from landfills and waterways.

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