ALDERSON, WV (WVNS) – A local police Department is asking for your help to keep prescription drugs off the street.

The Alderson police department is asking citizens to get rid of any extra pills in their house by disposing of them in the department’s drug takeback box.

The box is located right inside of city hall.

The drug takeback program aims to keep drugs out of the wrong hands, but it also serves as a reminder that flushing medications is a hazard for both drinking water and wildlife.