CARY, NC – Bottle up prescription, over-the-counter and expired medications for proper disposal at the Town of Cary’s biannual Operation Medicine Drop, October 26 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At four sites throughout Cary, law enforcement officers will help citizens dispose of medications in a safe and secure way, plus answer poison control questions. These locations include:
• Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street
• Town of Cary Fire Station #3, 1807 Kildaire Farm Road
• Town of Cary Fire Station #8, 408 Mills Park Drive
• Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place
“By providing a safe, legal and secure way to get rid of unwanted medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps to prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse,” said Sgt. Shawn Anderson. Anderson added that the spring 2013 collection garnered over 67,150 pills for safe ad proper disposal.
Citizens who cannot attend Operation Medicine Drop have the opportunity to properly dispose of medications year-round thanks to a secure drug disposal box at the Town of Cary Police Department lobby, 120 Wilkinson Avenue. The permanent drop box is accessible weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over the counter and prescription medicines are accepted; liquids, radioactive materials, batteries or needles may not be disposed of at this site.
Operation Medicine Drop is an initiative by the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, SafeKids North Carolina, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Riverkeepers of North Carolina. For more information about Operation Medicine Drop or for a schedule of statewide pill take-back events, visit www.ncsafekids.org. For more information on the Town of Cary’s local event, search “Operation Medicine Drop” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 319-4514.