The Shelby County Drug Task Force and other community partners are making Deterra® drug disposal pouches available at no cost to residents of Shelby County as part of drug take back and safe disposal efforts. The Deterra® pouches use activated charcoal and water to dissolve and deactivate a wide range of medications, including fentanyl, ketamine, quetiapine, tramadol, and zolpidem.
Distribution points are set up throughout Sidney and Shelby County. Disposal pouches are now available at Sidney City Hall, 201 West Poplar Street. Other sites in or near Sidney include:
- Senior Center
- Wilson Health
- Sidney-Shelby County Health Department
- Shelby County Veterans services
- Fair Haven
- The Meal Prep Life
- STAR House
- Samaritan Works
- Mercy Mission House
- Bunny's Pharmacy
- Family Resource Center
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the Sidney Police Department, also have drug take-back drop boxes in their respective lobbies.
The pouches were obtained through the Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative and Shelby County Department of Job & Family Services.