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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Washington County Sheriff's Department and Salem Police Department Drug Drop /Food Drive

WASHINGTON COUNTY - MAY 2, 2022 -The Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Salem Police Department recently held their quarterly drive-thru Drug Drop for proper disposal of prescription medications and a Food Drive for our local food bank.



A total of 72 pounds of prescription medications were collected and incinerated. A total of 584 pounds of prescription medications have been collected and incinerated since October of 2019.



A total of $50 cash and 83 food items were collected at the quarterly drive-thru food drive. We started Cram the Cruiser food drive two years ago and have collected over $2,700 in cash and more than 10,000 food items for our local food bank.



Sheriff Miller would like to say thank you to everyone who has donated cash and or food items for our local food bank.


Sheriff Miller would also like to say thank you to the citizens of Washington County who have helped us to properly dispose of expired or unwanted prescriptions medications. Together, we are keeping these drugs off the streets and out of the hands of our children.


Those officers helping with the drive-thru Drug Drop/ Food Drive were Salem Police Chief Tim Miller, Sgt. Matt Hein, Deputy Dustin Pridemore and Sheriff Miller.


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