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Police Department - March 12, 2014

Citizens can turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked, on Wednesday, March 19, during Operation Medicine Drop.

Medications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon 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 being sponsored by the Winston-Salem Police Department, The Northwest Piedmont Chapter of Safe Kids NC and the Yadkin Riverkeeper.

Operation Medicine Drop is being held as part of Forsyth Creek Week, March 15-22. Clemmons and Kernersville will also hold Operation Medicine Drops during Forsyth Creek Week. Clemmons’ will be Monday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fire Station 14, 5931 James St., Clemmons. Kernersville’s will be Friday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CVS, 1398 Union Cross Road , Kernersville.

For more information call CityLink 311.

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