Horicon Police Department Installing 24-7 Drug Drop-Off Box

(Horicon) Horicon residents will soon have a 24/7 drug drop-off box. The Horicon Common Council Tuesday night gave approval to the city’s police department to purchase the container for $895. Police Chief Joe Adamson says the funds to purchase the drug drop-off box will be reimbursed by a $1,000 grant they received from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. With council approval, Adamson says he will move forward with ordering the drop-off box and hopes to have it soon. Once the container arrives it will be placed by the police department’s customer service window in the Public Safety Building located at 220 Ellison Street. Adamson says having a dedicated drop off area removes the likelihood of have prescription drugs wind up in places that they shouldn’t be. He lists three areas, in the city’s landfill, in the Wastewater Treatment Plant through flushing them down toilets and in the hands of people who mean to turn a profit with them. Horicon will be partaking in the state-wide drug take back event this Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Adamson says residents can drop off any unwanted or expired medications at the Public Safety Building.