The drug drop box was set up Feb. 15 in the lobby of the sheriff’s department at 5842 U.S. 41 in Ringgold.
The box is a place for people to get rid of expired or unused drugs, instead of flushing them down the drain, toilet, or simply throwing them in the trash.
Sheriff Gary Sisk, who took office in January, says it’s a project he hopes is adopted by other sheriff’s departments throughout the state.
“It’s the only box set up in our area right now, but all the counties in the state have been introduced to it, and we’re anticipating that other counties in north Georgia will have something similar implemented in the near future,” Sisk said. “We are one of the first offices to offer it, but the hope is there’s a push for it with every sheriff’s office.”
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