McCracken County has received these drug disposal pouches as one of four counties in Kentucky participating in a pilot program and has begun to distribute them at no charge. It is anticipated that the program will be extended across Kentucky in the future. Pharmacies and other businesses that might benefit from distributing these should contact Sheriff Matt Carter at 270-444-4719. Citizens of Kentucky can come to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department at 300 Clarence Gaines Street in the McCracken County Courthouse to pick up a pouch. Again, there is no cost to either businesses or citizens.
"The Deterra pouches are very convenient for citizens to use in their homes and proactively assist in preventing friends and family from becoming addicted to unused prescription opioids. This program will provide an additional outlet to partner with the community to combat this growing problem in a safe, free, and environmental friendly fashion".- Sheriff Matt Carter