Operation Medicine Drop Helps Cary Citizens Keep a Safe Home
September 21, 2012
CARY, NC – Properly dispose of prescription, over-the-counter, and expired medications at the Town of Cary’s biannual Operation Medicine Drop, September 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. At five sites throughout Cary, law enforcement officers will help citizens properly dispose of medications in a safe and secure way, plus answer poison control questions. The event is held as part of the national take back initiative to coincide with “Wake Up to Medicine Abuse” week September 23-29, sponsored by the Partnership at Drugfree.org.
“Each day, 2,000 kids abuse a prescription medicine for the first time, and two-thirds of them got the drug from a friend or family member,” said Lt. Steve Fonke. “Take stock of drugs in your home, from the medicine cabinet to the top of your dresser, and take advantage of the chance to properly dispose of unnecessary medications to keep them out of the hands of potential abusers.”
The following Cary locations will serve as collection points on September 29 as part of Operation Medicine Drop:
• Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place
• Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street
• Town of Cary Fire Station #3, 1807 Kildaire Farm Road
• Town of Cary Fire Station #7, 6900 Carpenter Fire Station Road
• Rex Wellness Center, 1515 SW Cary Parkway
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) 462-2002.
Lt. Steve Fonke, Criminal Investigations, (919) 462-2002
Deanna Boone, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 462-3908
Susan Moran, Public Information Director, (919) 380-4240