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Operation Medicine Drop collection events scheduled around Macon County

Law Enforcement across Macon County hosting Operation Medicine Drop events for National Poison Prevention Week March 20-26

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Franklin Police Department & Highlands Police Department will host a prescription drug take back event on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 form 10am-2pm. There will be two convenient locations in the county in support of Operation Medicine Drop and observance of National Poison Prevention Week.

An average of four people a day are dying from overdose in NC with 79 percent of those deaths involving some type of opioid. Drugs not properly disposed of may end up getting into the wrong hands or end up in our water system. Since 2010 Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) has collected more than 266 million pills and supported over 4,332 pill take back events across North Carolina.

Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) is a FREE drug take-back program that gives people a safe and secure way to dispose of unwanted over-the counter and prescription medications. Safely disposing of old medications through Operation Medicine Drop events instead of flushing them down the drain prevents chemicals from ending up in the water supply.

Bring your unwanted, expired over-the counter and prescription medications to the Robert C. Carpenter Community Building Center (1288 Georgia Road, Franklin, NC) or the Highlands Police Department (372 Oak Street, Highlands, NC) from 10:00am-2:00pm on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. The Franklin Police Department, the Highlands Police Department, and the Macon County Sheriff’s Office also each have permanent drop boxes within their facilities for unwanted medications to be safely disposed of throughout the year.

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