Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase issued a press release today indicating that the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office has been awarded a grant for a drug collection unit as part of CVS Health's Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.  The new unit is located at the FCSO, 901 Houston Street NW in Preston.  It will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.


Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.  Sheriff Kaase states "Safely disposing of unused medication is critical to preventing prescription drug abuse and keeping pharmaceuticals out of our waterways".  The unit allows individuals to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances.  If you have any questions about the drug collection unit/program, contact the Fillmore  County Sheriff's Office in Preston at 507-765-3874.