You can now safely dispose of prescription drugs at the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office

Horizon Behavioral Health helped sheriff's office get $2,000 drug box

A new tool to combat addiction in Appomattox County is available for people to drop off old prescription drugs.

APPOMATTOX, Va. – Anyone looking to drop off old prescription drugs can now do so at the Appomattox County Sheriff’s Office.

Horizon Behavioral Health and the Sheriff’s Office installed the $2,000 drug box.

Horizon’s Behavioral Health and the Appomattox Sheriff’s Office installed a $2,000 drug box in the office. (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

Sheriff Donald Simpson said taking prescription drugs, twice a year, on National Take Drugs Back Day was not enough as there have been plenty of people wanting to drop off expired pills at other times.

“You don’t want a child finding these types of drugs. There are some environmental factors if you flush them. So, there is a need for safe disposal for these types of drugs,” Simpson said.

“We’re grateful for our partners. We couldn’t have achieved our mission with partners in the community like law enforcement,” Damien Cabezas, Horizon Behavoir CEO, said.

Cabezas says it’s the first time Horizon has partnered with a law enforcement agency on a drug dropbox.