Task Force members and organizations have been working together to address underage drinking and prescription drug misuse and abuse:
CCSAP performed Alcohol Retail Purchase Surveys to verify that stores and shops are properly carding youth for alcohol purchases. CDC reports that enhanced enforcement of ID laws is an effective strategy to reduce underage drinking.
Jones County Sheriff’s Department held Operation Medicine Drop collections of unwanted and unused prescription medications in Trenton, Pollocksville, and Maysville.
Changing the Environment
Jones County had a prescription drop box installed at the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, 792 Highway 58 South in Trenton for disposal of unwanted medicines between Operation Medicine Drop events.