Published Thu, Nov 29, 2012 3:48 pm Dateline
In the time span of just four days, a prescription drug drop off box at the Nelsonville Police department has taken hundreds of pills off the street.
The new box became available for use on Monday.
Police Chief Jason Wallace says like elsewhere, Nelsonville has a drug problem.
Wallace says the department has taken in prescription drugs and narcotics, some which can be illegally sold on the street for $20 to $25 a pill.
"Most of them are just generic or prescription medication for another ailment, non-narcotic, well some of them are non-narcotic; however, there’s at least several bottles of hydrocodone, oxycotins, oxycodones, that are highly addictive substances that we're really glad to see we got them off the street," said Wallace.
Sixty-six drop boxes are installed across the state as part of a program from the Ohio Attorney General’s office and the Drug-Free Action Alliance.