SOUTHEASTERN, NC (WECT) – If you have left over prescription drugs laying around the house this coming Saturday is the day to make sure those medicines don't fall into the wrong hands.
The New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with several law enforcement agencies and area groups to hold a Medication Disposal Event on Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drop off will be at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Medical Mall located at 2243 S. 17th Street, right behind the main hospital.
The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department is also holding Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lowes Foods parking lot in Ocean Isle Beach.
All medication should be brought in their original containers to help identify their medication. Different law enforcement agencies will be on hand to collect controlled substances. Agencies say prescription drug abuse is rising and that these types of programs are helping to eliminate the problem.
The Ocean Isle Police Department reminds people to:
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