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Make our community safer’: Clackamas County District Attorney distributes drug-deactivating pouches at county fair

It’s a hot time at the Clackamas County Fair but the fun stuff you’d expect continues. And amidst it all is a booth in the shade where the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office has set up. It’s a first, to engage with fairgoers. And they’ve got something important they’re giving away.

”The public has been excited to have this opportunity and we’ve been excited to be able to provide it to them,” said District Attorney John Wentworth.

Wentworth is talking about something packaged in a blue and black pouch called Deterra. Inside is a smaller pouch of carbon material. When you add water to that, it becomes a safe way to get rid of unwanted drugs. You simply drop them, seal the pouch, give it a gentle shake and the drugs are deactivated and can never be brought back to use.