More than 300 households participate in prescription drug drop

More than 300 households participate in prescription drug drop
A volunteer collects unwanted prescription medications and other drugs at Dosher Memorial Hospital on Thursday. (Castleberry, Tony)

SOUTHPORT NC (WECT) - Dosher Memorial Hospital said motorists, cyclists and pedestrians representing 320 Southport area households dropped off 9,600 expired or unwanted pills Thursday during Operation Medicine Cabinet.

According to a news release from Dosher, that is more than twice the number of participants from last April’s drug drop.

Residents also dropped off more than 2,400 milliliters of narcotic liquids Thursday and the total weight of the discarded medications was 197 pounds.

The next collection is scheduled for April 4, 2019.

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