PIERRE, S.D.- Rapid City Police Chief Steve Allender, Pennington County Sheriff Don Holloway and Attorney General Marty Jackley announced the initial success of the Prescription Drug Disposal Program (PDDP) in Rapid City, SD. The program allows citizens to drop off excess or unneeded prescription drugs for proper disposal. Legal and appropriate disposal of no longer needed prescription drugs enhances community and environmental safety, and reduces potential for prescription drug abuse.
The Rapid City PDDP began January 1, 2010. Approximately 240 different prescriptions were turned in for proper disposal during the first month of the program. The public is encouraged to take this opportunity to work together and help reduce prescription drug abuse by dropping off any excess or unneeded prescription drugs at the Rapid City PDDP Drop Off Location: RCPD/PCSO Evidence Section, 129 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Based on the success of the Rapid City Prescription Drug Disposal Program, the Attorney General’s office is working in cooperation with local law enforcement to develop similar Prescription Drug Disposal Programs in communities across South Dakota.