Richmond County Sheriff's Office 'taking back' prescription drugs Saturday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:06 AM
Last updated 9:37 PM
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It’s time to clean out that medicine cabinet.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office will collect expired and unused prescription drugs Saturday as part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s national “Take Back” program.

The drugs will be properly disposed of, which police said, keeps dangerous drugs off the streets, out of children’s hands and keeps them from being abused or illegally sold.

Drug drop boxes will be at two CVS locations – 1520 Walton Way and 2902 Peach Orchard Road – from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/23/14 - 08:19 am
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Ridiculous

Folks, you do not need to pollute the air by driving your old medicines to a "drop off" location. The drugs that are dropped off are going to be disposed in the landfill. You can achieve the same end by putting your medicines in your trash. They will end up in the landfill.

One thing they are trying to avoid is having people flush medicines down the toilet. Some people think it pollutes the water, goes right through downstream drinking water plants and ends up in someone else's drinking water. I don't know if that's a valid concern or not.

Connor Threlkeld
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Connor Threlkeld 04/23/14 - 08:55 pm
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The Sheriff's Office has a

The Sheriff's Office has a dropoff location available daily during normal business hours just inside the front door of the new administration building. They suggest you mark out your identifying information with a marker, but leave the names of the drugs visible so they can catalog it properly.

I've heard of mixing drugs in cat litter and other things to discourage people digging through the trash from finding it.

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