Staff Writer
The Destin Log

OCSO sees huge response to Prescription Pill Take Back

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office had a record amount of prescription drugs turned in during the most recent Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative April 27.

More than 450 pounds of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription medications were dropped off for destruction, compared to approximately 161 pounds in April 2011.

The Sheriff’s Office set up collection sites in the parking lots of each of the four Walmarts with “drive through” tents for residents.

Prescription Drug Take Backs are typically held twice a year in Okaloosa County as part of a nationwide initiative involving local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The DEA says Okaloosa County was the second largest contributor in Northwest Florida. Escambia was the largest.

Bill Shurett joins Community Bank

Bill Shurett has officially joined Community Bank as a vice president at the Miramar Beach main office. Shurett has more than 25 years of experience in the commercial lending industry and will now focus on agricultural and commercial lending for Community Bank in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida.

Shurett, a Georgia native, is a graduate of business administration from Georgia College and also a graduate of the University of Georgia/Terry School of Business Banking and Farm Credit University.