Drug Take Back Box To Open In Jacksonville

, Posted: Mon, July 16 2012 at 8:09 AM, Updated: Mon, July 16 2012 at 8:29 AM

Government officials are one step closer to cleaning up southern Oregon's prescription drug problem.

The Medford Area Drug and Gang Enforcement team has teamed up to provide a drug take back box in Jacksonville.

The latest drug take back box in Jacksonville is the sixth in Jackson county provided by MADGE.

The box will be located at the Jacksonville Police Department and will open to the public Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm.

MADGE has also has teamed up with departmants in Ashland, Central Point, Medford, and Talent to provide drug take back boxes for the communities there.

Officials say having the boxes at police department locations plays an important role in the reduction of prescription drug use and abuse.

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