JOPLIN, MO.--- Drug drop off boxes are now available 24/7 at both Joplin police stations. Anyone, regardless of where they live, will now have a chance to dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medicines. This is a free service provided by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri Safe Teens Initiative and the City of Joplin. Police officers will take the unused drugs and dispose of them by incineration.
Deposits can be made in the box at the police desk inside the Donald Clark Justice Center located on east 3rd Street in Joplin Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to midnight. At the south station, located at 115 east 34th Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Permanent drop off boxes are also located at the Jasper County Courthouse in Joplin, the Newton County Sheriff's Office in Neosho and police stations in Carthage, Webb City, Carl Junction and Lamar.
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