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Citizens can turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked, on Wednesday, March 20, during Operation Medicine Drop.

Medications will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs will be accepted. Used needles and other biohazardous material will not be accepted. All drop-offs will be anonymous.

Operation Medicine Drop is a safe way to get rid of unwanted medications, which in turn helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse, and protects water quality. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them away creates safety and health hazards. Preventing medicines from ending up in North Carolina’s water supplies is particularly important.

Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and state, county and local law enforcement agencies, working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused and unwanted medications.

This year's Operation Medicine Drop is being held as part of Forsyth Creek Week, March 16-23. Clemmons and Kernersville will also hold Operation Medicine Drops during Forsyth Creek Week. Clemmons’ will be Monday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 14, 5931 James St., Clemmons. Kernersville’s will be Friday, March 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walgreens, 340 N. Main St., Kernersville.

For more information call CityLink 311 or www.ForsythCreekWeek.org

 

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