JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The Jacksonville Police Department collected 105.3 pounds of unwanted drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at part of Operation Medicine Drop.
The program allows citizens to bring their unused, unwanted or expired medications to the drop-off locations during the event, held twice annually. Operation Medicine Drop is designed to provide convenient, safe and anonymous disposal of prescription medications.
“From a law enforcement point of view, keeping unused medications creates a dangerous opportunity for illicit drug use,” said Corporal Daisy Haywood, an organizer of the event. “We have had great success with this program over the last seven years.”
Participating drop-off locations in the city were:
- Walgreens Western
- Walgreens Gum Branch
If you missed the event, Jacksonville Police has a permanent Operation Medicine Drop Box n the lobby of the police department available to the public from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight.