One of the staples of police work in Sheridan is the ongoing battle against prescription drug abuse. Already this week, officers responded to another report of stole prescription medications. Lt. Chris Dhamke with the SPD said he's noticed a trend for some time now.
Dhamke said the perceived safety of prescription drugs has caused demand for them to go up.
The day and age is coming to many small towns when patients with valid prescriptions for narcotic pain pills need to be vigilant about keeping them locked up. locked up.
The police department has a no-questions-asked drop box for citizens to unload their unneeded or unused medications that can be accessed 24/7. Citizens who steal or sell prescription medications are prosecuted similarly to those who are abusing or selling illicit street drugs.