FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Fredonia Police Department has installed a year-round prescription drug drop-off box at their headquarters.

Police say that prescription drugs are abused by 12 to 17-year-olds more than any other kind of drug. They cite insecure storage of the drugs as a reason the teenagers are able to access them.

Officials say that on any day, people can use the drop-off box to safely get rid of prescription drugs, prescription patches, vitamins, samples, pet medications and more.

There is a list of items that will not be accepted. These include:

  • needles
  • aerosol cans
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • inhalers
  • thermometers
  • lotions
  • liquids
  • medications from businesses or clinics

Fredonia Police say the drop-off box is a step toward reducing prescription drug abuse in the area.