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Operation Medicine Drop this Saturday

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Cary, NC The Town of Cary will host its biannual Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, September 27, 2014 as a chance for citizens to properly dispose of prescription, over-the-counter and expired medications, no questions asked.

Where to Go

At four sites throughout Cary from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. as part of Operation Medicine Drop, law enforcement officers will be available to safely dispose of medications and answer poison control questions:

• 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
• Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street

“Before you stock up on medicines to battle the seasonal flu or colds, take time now to clear out from your medicine cabinet what you don’t need or can’t use,” said Sgt. Tom Stewart of Cary’s Criminal Investigations Division. The Town’s Spring 2014 Operation Medicine Drop collected roughly 453,000 pills for safe and proper disposal.

Alternate Drop Off

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, 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 sponsored across North Carolina by Safe Kids North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Insurance, State Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration. 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) 460-4917.

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