The Wake Forest Police Department is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), D.A.R.E. and Safe Kids North Carolina to sponsor a medicine drop-off event Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Originally scheduled to be held in town hall, Operation Medicine Drop has been relocated to the Brooks Street Substation, 221 S. Brooks St. The Brooks Street substation is located adjacent to Centennial Plaza and the Wake Forest Town Hall. Parking is available along Brooks Street and in the customer parking lot at town hall.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. According to the DEA, national rates of prescriptions drug abuse are alarmingly high, and many individuals abusing these drugs obtain them from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet.
The police department offers Operation Medicine Drop as a prescription and over-the-counter medication take back initiative that promotes proper medication disposal. By providing a safe and secure way for people to get rid of unwanted pills, tablets, and other medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while also protecting local rivers and streams. The grassroots effort is a partnership of Riverkeepers of NC, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of NC, and local law enforcement agencies.
For more information on the Sept. 29 Operation Medicine Drop, contact Det. Adam Carlson at 919-554-6150 or email@example.com.