Unused prescription medications are a safety issue that can lead to accidental overdose and abuse. Homes with children and elderly are especially vulnerable to the dangers of unused or expired medication. Unused medications should not be disposed of by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage due to environmental and safety hazards. The Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office provides a safe and responsible means of disposal for unused prescription drugs. Unused prescription drugs may be dropped off at the Dinwiddie County Sheriff's Office at anytime. The drugs will be destroyed in accordance with federal and state guidelines.