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Hall Sheriff Installs Drug Drop Box

Updated: 4 years ago.
Law enforcement in Gainesville and Hall County have installed permanent drop boxes for unused or expired prescription medications. Officials hope the boxes will make the drugs less available for potential abuse. (Photo Courtesy of dimshik via stock.xchng.)

A northeast Georgia sheriff has installed a permanent box designed for residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription medicine.

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic said the box is needed due to increases in the abuse of prescription medications.

Gainesville police have set up a similar box in the city. Authorities hope the boxes will reduce the exposure of prescription drugs for potential misuse.