PRESS RELEASE: City of Fond du Lac, Villages of North Fond du Lac and the City of Fond du Lac encourage Prescription Drug Take-Back October 8th through October 21st, 2016
SPOKESPERSONS :Available for comment
Chief Darren Pautsch, Village of North Fond du Lac 920-322-3760
Officer Erik Foster, City of Fond du Lac 920 322-3746
Chief Dale Heeringa, City of Waupun 920 324-9703
#Stop Drug Abuse In Fond du Lac County
Additional Drug Drop Boxes Assist in Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse
Fond du Lac, WI – Local law enforcement agencies join with Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac County in asking residents to zip through their medicine cabinets and zip down to their local drug drop box and empty pill bottles into a zip-lock bag and deposit the drugs for disposal on or before October 21, 2016.
Fond du Lac County residents are fortunate to have two new drug drop boxes in which to properly dispose of medications courtesy of Agnesian HealthCare. This makes a total of eight drug drop boxes in Fond du Lac County. Agnesian HealthCare, 430 E. Division Street, Fond du Lac and Waupun Memorial Hospital, Agnesian HealthCare, 620 West Brown Street, Waupun, have added Drug Drop Boxes for the convenience of those looking for additional drop off sites. The boxes are located just off the lobbies in the main hallways near the pubic elevators. Access to boxes is seven days a week from 5:00 an until 8:00 pm in Fond du Lac and 6:00 am until 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am until 8:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Waupun.
The other six boxes are located at the City of Fond du Lac Police Department, 126 N. Main Street, North Fond du Lac Police Department, 16 Garfield Street and Village of Oakfield Police Department/Village Office, 130 Main Street, Village of Campbellsport Police Department, 470 Grandview Ave, Ripon Police Department, 100 E. Jackson Street and Waupun Police Department, 16 E. Main St. The boxes are available to all county residents to bring their old, expired or no longer needed prescription medications for disposal year around. Since opening the first drug drop box in the State of Wisconsin at the City of Fond du Lac Police Department more than 12 million pills have been collected.
“A drug drop off program like this helps dispose of drugs that are no longer needed in a safe way, preventing accidental overuse or abuse. This is a great convenience for the people of Fond du Lac County as they don’t have to wait for a yearly collection to drop off their medications,” Village of North Fond du Lac Police Chief and Vice Chair of Drug Free Communities of Fond du Lac Darren Pautsch stated.
“Each of us can make a difference by taking responsibility for monitoring our medicine cabinets, taking medication as prescribed and using the Drug Drop box for safe disposal,” commented Amy Johannes of Agnesian HealthCare and chair of Drug Free Communities.
“We are delighted to congratulate Agnesian HealthCare on the two new drug drop boxes. It assists us with preventing prescription drug abuse,” states Waupun Chief of Police, Dale Heeringa, “check the Drug Free Communities website or visit any community’s website for hours of operation.”
For more information on what you can do to reduce underage drinking or prescription drug misuse, visit the Drug Free Communities website at www.drugfreefdl.com, call 920-906-6700 ext 4704, or find us on Facebook.