At CRR Fire Station

Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Cindy Brockett of BestCare Prevention, CRR Fire Chief Rich Hoffman, and Sheriff Jim Adkins partnered up to install a 24-hour medication collection box in the lobby of the Ranch fire station.In a collaborative partnership between BestCare Prevention, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue, a 24-hour medication collection box has been installed in the lobby of the Ranch fire station.

The medication collection box was funded with a grant issued to BestCare Prevention.

"We are committed to reducing substance abuse in Jefferson County and these collection boxes help us achieve that," said Cindy Brockett, BestCare Prevention specialist.

Two other collection boxes were also funded by the grant and placed in the lobby of the JCSO on Cherry Lane in Madras, and at the Culver City Hall.

"The success of this program has been proven in our other locations and we are pleased to know that Crooked River Ranch now has a safe and convenient collection site in their community," said Sheriff Jim Adkins.

If you no longer have a need for a medication, or your medication has expired, drop it in the secure collection box to ensure proper disposal. Medications may include any prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbal medications, or veterinary medications.

Items that should not be placed in the box include needles or sharps and biohazard materials. Needles or sharps can be brought to the fire station at 6971 S.W. Shad Road from Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for proper disposal by fire crews.

"We are pleased to be able to offer this much needed service to our community, and recognize that it would not have been possible without our partnership with the Sheriff's Office and BestCare Prevention," said CRR Fire Chief Rich Hoffman.

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