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Community outreach

Published: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:58 p.m. CDT

Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) Coalition Coordinator Dawn Conerton and Ladd Police Chief Bill Gaefcke pose in front of the Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal (P2D2) box recently installed at the Ladd Village Clerk’s office. People can use the community box to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and non-prescription medications during the village office’s regular business hours. People can also use the box for unwanted or expired vitamins and supplements, medicated ointments, creams and oils, and pet medications. Also accepted are liquid medications in leak-proof containers, homeopathic remedies, suppositories and inhalers. Conerton said Walnut Police Chief Todd Ptasnik is working with CPASA to get a similar P2D2 box installed in the near future at the Walnut Village Hall. CPASA has also partnered with other area law enforcement agencies to install P2D2 boxes at the Princeton Police Department, Spring Valley Police Department, the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office, and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

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