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Prescription drug drop-off boxes available at Town of Tonawanda police station

Prescription drop-off boxes are now available in the lobby of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department to provide citizens with a safe and anonymous way of disposing of drugs and used syringes that might otherwise end up misused.

The secure boxes received from the Erie County Health Department are available 24-hours a day and have become a part of law enforcement’s response to the national epidemic involving prescription painkillers.

No forms need to be filled out, or any explanation given, the department said in a release. Citizens can simply stop in the lobby, make their drops, and leave.

Prior to making a syringe drop, it is asked that syringes be placed in empty soda (or similar) capped container – no larger than two liters in size. Prescription medications need not be labeled, simply deposit them in the drop box for disposal.

The police station is located at 1835 Sheridan Drive.