BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Four sheriffs in southern West Virginia are offering residents a way to get rid of unused prescription drugs.
Secure metal drop-off boxes are being placed at sites in Raleigh, Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties. Residents who can't travel to the drop-off locations can call their sheriff's department and a deputy will come to their homes and collect the drugs.
The drop-off program is an effort to combat prescription drug abuse.
Summers County Sheriff Edward Dolphin tells The Register-Herald that authorities need to reduce the supply and availability of prescription drugs.
Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner says the drop-off program is good for residents, the environment and law enforcement.