A drug take back table was set up at the Weston Fire Department last Saturday to help residents better dispose of unused medications. Prescription and over the counter medications were accepted, and then dumped into a bucket that held a solution that dissolved the medicine. There were also Deterra Drug Deactivation System bags available for people to use at home.
Weston-Central Neighborhood Watch, Lewis County Family Resource Network, and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to host the drug take back. Another one is scheduled for April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the fire department.
The LC FRN has the Deterra Drug Deactivation System bags for residents to take home, as well as the Sharps Containers for needle disposal. Contact the FRN at 304-269-4000.
LC FRN Director Deanna Palmer has written a grant to purchase a medication drop box at Weston City Hall. It will be available during business hours.