A permanent medication drop box will be placed in the lobby of the Marion County Law Enforcement Center according to Sheriff Jason Sandholdt.
The drop box is made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy to address the increasing problem of prescription drug abuse. The drop box will be accessible to the public during normal business hours. Citizens wishing to use the medication drop box are asked to place all medications in sealed non-breakable containers and are requested to not include any syringes or lancets or any other item that could cause injury to the Sheriff’s Office staff servicing the drop box.
Today staff will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to assist the public during the first day of the drop off. Staff at the Pella Police Department will also be available for a drop off in their main lobby.