The Port Huron Police Department has been awarded a grant for a drug collection unit as part of CVS Health’s medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program. The new unit will be located at the police department’s lobby on the ground floor of the Municipal Officer Center located at McMorran Blvd., Port Huron and according to Captain Marcy Kuehn, will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances. Kuehn says the new drug disposal unit will help to reduce the amount of unneeded medicine in residents’ homes and decrease the potential for prescription drug abuse, which has soared in recent years, especially among teenagers. Proper drug disposal also helps to prevent the contamination of local landfills and water supplies from unused medication. This new drug collection unit site is open to the public from the hours of Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.