CALEDONIA – The Caledonia Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff’s Office have partnered to open a 24-7 drug drop off box in the Village vestibule.
The box is intended to be a safe place for residents to remove prescription medications from homes, the streets and the environment without risk of being prosecuted for drug possession.
“No questions asked,” posted the Caledonia Police Department. “We just request no needles and no liquids.”
The box is located just inside the Village building at 3095 Main Street.
This is the latest step in a county-wide initiative by the Sheriff’s Office and their law enforcement partners to curtail local drug abuse, especially of heroin.
Community members have anonymously disposed of more than 900 pounds of drugs in the red medication dropbox outside of the Sheriff’s Office in Geneseo, which has been open for more than a year.
“I am amazed at how many folks utilize the drop box daily but it is great to see all of those drugs being properly disposed of,” said Chief Deputy Matthew Burgess. “The less pills that are sitting in a medicine cabinet at home, the less chance there is of a child abusing them or the drugs finding their way to the streets.”