A big thank you to LAFCU and the Ingham County Sheriff's Department for helping to gather more than 80 pounds of pills in a huge community pill drop off of unused and expired prescriptions.

The steady flow of community members streaming into the LAFCU Mason Branch and three other business locations in Ingham County Friday, Feb. 16, to drop off unwanted prescription pills produced excellent results in the fight against opioid abuse.

More than 80 pounds of unused and expired prescription pills were collected during the Prescription Pill Drop-off.

The sheriff and a deputy collected unused and expired prescription pills at the LAFCU Mason and South Lansing branches, as well as at UPSTREAM Investment Partners LLC and Abood Law Firm in East Lansing.

(Above) Mel Place, vice president of LAFCU board of directors, takes advantage of the Prescription Pill Drop-off at the LAFCU Mason Branch. Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, right, coordinated the event.

(Above) Russ Whipple, City of Mason mayor, watches Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth ready Whipple’s unwanted prescription pills for deposit into a mobile pill receptacle box at the LAFCU Mason Branch.

(Above) Ingham County Deputy Merle Seymour, left, and Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, right, pose with the LAFCU Mason Branch staff before heading to LAFCU’s South Lansing Branch, the next location of the Prescription Pill Drop-off event.

Source (Jan Jenkins, Publicom)