NILES - The Niles Police Department has joined Lordstown Police in creating an unwanted prescription drug drop box in the lobby of the city police station.
Police officials said the box, located at 15 E. State Street, Niles, is a safe way for the public to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs and medications. Residents can access the box at any time.
Officers from the Trumbull Ashtabula Group will keep a count of the medications and then destroy them.
The box was purchased by the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board through a grant from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities in partnership with the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and TAG.
Allowable medications include pills, capsules, patches, powders, vitamins, inhalers and pet meds. Drugs should be dropped in their original containers or in sealed plastic bags.
Drugs are not acceptable are liquids, needles, syringes, lancets, thermometers, IV bags, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers and illegal drugs.
For more information about the drop box, call 330-652-9944.
Earlier this year, Lordstown police installed a drop box at that station, 1583 Salt Springs Road.