The Cary Police Department joins the North Carolina Department of Insurance, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and SafeKids North Carolina to sponsor local, twice-a-year pill take back events called Operation Medicine Drop. These events provide sites to safely and legally dispose of unused and outdated prescription medicine. For additional information on Operation Medicine Drop and pill take back events, please contact Lieutenant Bruce Dale.

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 26, 2019.

Officers will be at the following locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect medication:

  • Cary Police Department - 120 Wilkinson Ave
  • Christ the King Lutheran Church - 600 Walnut St.
  • Fire Station 8 - 408 Mills Park Dr.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs and expired medicine, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Permanent Drop Box

Citizens no longer have to wait for a pill take back event to properly dispose of medications.

Located in the Town of Cary Police Department lobby at 120 Wilkinson Ave., a permanent drop box has been installed for citizen convenience. The box cost approximately $800 and was paid for with seized drug proceeds. Citizens may access the disposal box according to the following directions:

Hours:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.

Accepted items:
Expired, unused, over-the-counter and prescription medication in pill form. It is recommended that you transport all medications in their properly marked original pharmacy or retail containers.

Prohibited items:
The following items are expressly prohibited from disposal in this box: Vitamins, needles, liquids, creams, aerosols, batteries, combustible or radioactive materials.

For additional information about the pill drop box, please contact Staff Duty Officer Artie O'Brien at (919) 469-4019.