Hogansville incinerator burns 30 pounds of drugs

Published 7:40 pm Monday, September 25, 2017

The Hogansville Police Department’s incinerator is continuing to get drugs off the street, with the department’s incinerator taking out another 30 pounds of drugs on Monday morning.

Almost half of the drugs destroyed on Monday were prescription medications from West Point, which, if left in homes or thrown in the trash could be stolen and used for illegal purposes.

“We had a very successful burn this morning with our prescriptions,” said Lt. Cameron Mitchell of the West Point Police Department. “We burned about 13 pounds of prescription drugs.”

LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville Police Departments all have drop-off boxes at the police departments where citizens can drop off old prescription drugs or other drugs that have been found and need to be disposed of.

“We burned about 30 pounds total of prescription medication (Monday),” confirmed Sgt. Jeffrey Sheppard of the Hogansville Police Department.