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Halloween Safety

The month of September went by quickly and all signs are pointing to a busy October.

On September 29th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office conducted another Drug Take Back Event, which is a nationwide effort to collect unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs so they can be safely and properly disposed of.

We started this program two years ago, and it has been tremendously successful, thanks to the support and participation of the community. Cherokee County alone has collected over 650 pounds of prescription drugs during this two year period.  That’s 650 pounds of medications that won’t be accidently or intentionally abused or misused.

I also want to take a moment to remind residents of the Offender Monitoring Service the Sheriff’s Office began offering a couple of years ago. And with Halloween quickly approaching, now is a great time to sign up if you haven’t already.

This service helps take some burden off of parents, who would typically have to check the state offender database on a regular basis if they wanted to keep up to date with offenders living in their neighborhoods.

With the Sheriff’s Office program, a citizen can go to our website, and go to the “Locate Registered Sex Offenders” tab. You can then enter any address you would like to have monitored. If a sex, drug or violent offender moves within up to a 2-mile radius of that address, a notification will be sent to the email address that you provide.

I will also mention another way to keep up to date with suspects who are listed on our “Most Wanted.” You can text WANTED to the phone number 888777 and our office will send you a text notification when a new suspect is added to the list. With this service, your standard text message rates may apply from your mobile phone provider.

As always, I, and the Sheriff’s Office staff are here to serve. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Best Regards,

David Groves
Sheriff, Cherokee County

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