by Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale
Prescription drugs are a useful tool for treatments of many illnesses. However, they are often abused by persons addicted to various narcotics. You should always use all of your prescription until it is gone, or if not, you should dispose of them properly. Please check with your local Doctor who will advise you how to dispose of them and may offer that as a service for you. Prescriptions should be kept in a secure storage area in your home. Please do not allow them to become a readily available lure for your child or teenage who may be encouraged by others to experiment with them.
*(The Sheriff’s Corner is designed as a short public service announcement for weekly publications in Jefferson County, to keep citizens informed of the latest criminal trends, scams, alerts and educate citizens on how to protect themselves. )