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Citizens can turn in expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications, no questions asked, on Tuesday, October 18, during Operation Medicine Drop.

Medications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot of the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 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 being sponsored by the Winston-Salem Police Department, Yadkin Riverkeeper, and the Northwest Piedmont Chapter of Safe Kids NC and is being supported by a grant to Yadkin Riverkeeper from the John W. and Anna H. Hanes Foundation.

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.

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