Medication Disposal Site opened

Gary DeVon/staff photo Oroville Mayor Jon Neal, president of the Oroville CARES Coalition and the Coalition’s Executive Director, Marlene Barker, gathered with Police Chief Todd Hill to officially open the new drop box to the public last week.

Gary DeVon/staff photo
Oroville Mayor Jon Neal, president of the Oroville CARES Coalition and the Coalition’s Executive Director, Marlene Barker, gathered with Police Chief Todd Hill to officially open the new drop box to the public last week.

 

GT Drug Drop Box 2-16OROVILLE – A Medication Disposal drop box was recently installed at the Oroville Police Station on the 11th Avenue side. The drop box is where old or no longer needed prescription and over-the-counter drugs can be safely deposited.

In addition to prescription and over-the-counter medications, medical samples, veterinary medications, vitamins, medicated ointments/lotions, inhalers and liquid medications in glass are accepted. Items that can not be put in the drop box include needles, thermometers, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, personal care products, hydrogen peroxide, empty containers and business waste.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.