Operation Medicine Drop in Cary This Weekend
- Safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications on October 28 at locations throughout Cary.
- Officers will be onsite to assist in proper disposal and answer citizen questions.
- A permanent pill drop box is located at the Cary Police Department lobby and available for use weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cary, NC – Before you stock up on medications to get you through the cold and flu season, clean out your cabinets and properly dispose of unwanted, unused, and expired medicines at Cary’s fall Operation Medicine Drop. Officers will be at the following locations on October 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to receive medications:
- Town of Cary Fire Station #8, 408 Mills Park Drive
- Town of Cary Fire Station #6, 3609 Ten-Ten Road
- Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut Street
- Walgreens, 1210 Kildaire Farm Road
“Keeping your medicine cabinet orderly is a simple and easy way to reduce the chances of someone in your home overdosing,” said Lt. Bryant Kas with Cary’s Police Department.
Cary residents 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 and needles may not be disposed of at this site. Annually, the Town collects about 900 pounds of pills though its onsite drop box and two pill take back events.
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 on the Town’s local event, search “Operation Medicine Drop” at www.townofcary.org or call (919) 481-5196.
Lt. Bryant Kas, Police Operations, (919) 481-5196
Carrie Roman, Public Information Supervisor, (919) 481-5091
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240