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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, you could be a drug dealer and not know it.
The United Way of Jackson and the Jackson Police Departments are taking steps to prevent that. The DEA says most prescription drugs that are abused come from friends and family. Not necessarily on purpose, but many times drugs are taken without family and friends knowing it.
So to help combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse, the JPD and United Way set up a prescription drug drop box in Jackson County.
People can bring old prescriptions in, just pills, no liquids or needles, and drop them off no questions asked.
According to the United Way, bringing in your prescriptions is also more environmentally friendly.
"Most people assume that you dispose of them by flushing them down the toilet and actually that's the exact opposite of what you want to do unless your container tells you otherwise," said Kelsey Haynes, with Jackson County Substance Abuse Prevention.
The police department lobby is open 6a.m. to 10p.m. daily. Click on the Seen on 6 link for more details about this program.