Allegany County Pill Drop is a special initiative to help reduce the availability of drugs that can be easily sold on the streets. More times than not, our medicine cabinets are filled up and overflowing of expired or unwanted drugs and medicinal supplies.
Partners for Prevention in Allegany County in partnership with the Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments, pharmacists, coalition members, and Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, provide opportunities for individuals to clean out their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of their unused, unwanted, or expired drugs. The Pill Drop Take-Backs coincides with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Take-Back Initiative. There are two days a year that this initiative takes place; once in the Spring and once in the Fall.
Since 2008, we have collected over a million dollars of controlled substances (approximate street value) to help reduce incidents of crime, illegal sales, while helping to keep our water supplies safe and clean.
PILL DROP BOXES AVAILABLE
If you are unable to attend our pill drops, you can always drop off your drugs at one of 10 permanent pill drop boxes located: Alfred Pharmacy, Alfred State University Police, Allegany County Sheriff’s Office in Belmont, Cuba Police Department, Fillmore Pharmacy, Friendship Pharmacy, Jones Memorial Hospital, Jones Memorial Medical Practice in Bolivar, Nicholson’s Pharmacy in Belmont, and Wellsville Police Department.
2017 Pill Drop Event Take-Back Results:
- 981 pounds of total medications taken back.
- 14,203 controlled medications kept off our streets and out of the hands of our youth.