August, 17, 2015 from WROY/WRUL News, Carmi, Illinois
CARMI – Jeremy Pretzsch welcomed local media as well as Lieutenant Scott Oswald and Sergeant Kristin Mclester of the Rockford Police Department Monday morning to a demonstration of Elastec’s Drug Terminator at the company’s Main Street Carmi location.
More than 600 of Elastec’s incinerators are in use throughout the world in applications by law enforcement, pharmacies and the military. The portable unit can burn up to 50 pounds of drugs per hour with minimal residue, emissions, odor or smoke, though some states do still have restrictive air emission regulations which prohibits its use. A federal EPA waiver allows for those who want to. Elastec calls the supervised, on site incineration of confiscated drugs a safer and more cost-effective method than transporting the material to off site facilities.
Though not directly related to the Drug Terminator, Elastec’s Medi-Burn uses similar technology. More than 800 of those units are in use and proved to be effective in the recent Ebola outbreak.
The White County Sheriff’s Department provided confiscated material for the demonstration.