W.Va. law enforcement get money for drug disposal boxes

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three West Virginia law enforcement departments getting money to buy boxes for residents to safely get rid of unused prescriptions.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says the Shepherdstown Police Department and sheriffs departments in Boone and Roane counties received grants to buy the drug disposal boxes.

The grants were awarded as part of the Dispose Responsibly of Prescriptions program through the Public Health Trust. The program seeks to provide a permanent medicine disposal container in each county.

Morrisey says prescription drug abuse is a significant problem in West Virginia and the trust is committed to helping city, county and state law enforcement in in their efforts to dispose of unused or expired medicine.

Law enforcement departments may still apply through Morrisey's office for a grant to purchase a drug disposal box.

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