Sheriff’s office, health dept. distributing new medication disposal pouches

Deterra pouches were distributed to the Sheriff’s Office and the Heath Department through the Rx Abuse Leadership initiative, or RALI, of Illinois. The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and the Kendall County Health Department will distribute pouches in a combined effort to address the national opioid crisis.

This article contains a photo of Deterra pouches.

YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office and the Kendall County Health Department rolled out new drug disposal pouches in a combined effort to address the national opioid crisis, according to officials from both agencies.

The two departments recently launched the Deterra Drug Deactivation System Kit, which is used to safely dispose of unused medications, according to a Kendall County Sheriff’s Office news release. The pouches, which will be distributed to residents free of charge, neutralize unused organic medications in pill, liquid, or patch form and are made of environmentally sound and biodegradable materials.

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