Nampa Police Department installs prescription drug drop box

Posted at 9:53 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 11:58:40-04

The Nampa Police Department has installed a prescription drug drop box, so community members can dispose of unused prescription medications.

The box is accessible during regular business hours at the Hugh Nichols Public Safety Building in Nampa.

Citizens can deliver unused medications at no cost. The department, however, will not accept liquids, syringes, needles, or any illegal drugs. 

The container was provided for with funding through the Idaho Prevention Project Truth 208 campaign, according to a Nampa Police Department news release.

“(We) are offering this service to help combat prescription drug abuse in our community,” Lt. Eric Skoglund said.  “Drugs left over in a bathroom cabinet, cupboard or other storage location can be stolen or otherwise misused. The Nampa Police Department wants to help our citizens easily dispose of these products in order to prevent this type of abuse.  Having this container available to our citizens is a great benefit for the community.”

“The Nampa Police Department is proud to be the first agency in Canyon County with a prescription drug disposal container,” Skoglund said.