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Prescription drop boxes delivered to JPD

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics have purchased five prescription drop boxes for the Jackson Police Department. Source: MS Bureau of Narcotics The Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics have purchased five prescription drop boxes for the Jackson Police Department. Source: MS Bureau of Narcotics
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics have purchased five prescription drop boxes for the Jackson Police Department.

The move is by mental health leaders and law enforcement to tackle the opioid epidemic in Mississippi. The announcement on the delivery of the drop boxes was made during a press conference Thursday night.

The safe medication return boxes will be placed in each of the five precincts to collect unused, unwanted, or outdated prescription medications from people who want to remove them from their homes.

The drop boxes were purchased by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health through funding from the Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges and the Stand Up, Mississippi Opioid Partnership.

Here are the locations in the City of Jackson for the drop boxes:

  • Precinct 1 – 810 Cooper Rd., Jackson, MS, 39212
  • Precinct 2 – 3645 Metro Dr., Jackson, MS, 39209
  • Precinct 3 – 3925 W. Northside Dr., Jackson, MS, 39206
  • Precinct 4 – 5080 Parkway Dr., Jackson, MS, 39211

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