On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected more than 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”
The Globe, Miami, Payson and Hayden Police Departments, along with the Copper Basin Coalition, Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Gila County Public Health Department, in combined efforts with the Drug Enforcement Agency, participated in drug take back day in Gila County.
In a continued effort to keep unused and expired medication out of local water systems, landfills and out of the hands of children, the Globe, Miami and Payson Police Departments offer secure drug drop boxes available to the public 24 hours a day. The boxes are located in the lobby of the police departments.
For more information on the drug drop box at Globe Police Department, please call (928) 425-5751.
For more information on the drug drop box at Miami Police Department, please call (928) 473-2466.
For more information on the drug drop box at Payson Police Department, please call (928) 474-5177.
Aimee Staten has worn several hats over the last few years, but she recently put on one of her more familiar caps after four years of working in nonprofits: That of a journalist. She has 14 years of experience in the news business as a reporter with eight of those years as the managing editor of the Eastern Arizona Courier.