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Van Buren County police collect unused medication, narcotics through Red Med program

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Posted at 2:08 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 14:08:54-05

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 1,900 pounds of unused medication to destroy through its Red Med disposal program.

Unused medication had been dropped off throughout various locations in the county at Red Med disposal sites, according to a news release Thursday.

“This unused medication is something that the community can feel proud about since it was unused narcotics and medication that have been kept off the streets,” the sheriff’s office said. “The program continues to grow and continues to thrive, and Sheriff Daniel Abbott appreciates everyone in the community who has participated in destroying their unused medication and narcotics through the program.”

Available Red Med locations can be found on the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office website.