Town of Duck Participates in Operation Medicine Drop

The Duck Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and Safe Kids North Carolina, will participate in Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Law enforcement officers will be at the Duck Police Department, located at 1259 Duck Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to safely and anonymously collect prescription and over-the-counter medicines, which can include tablets, capsules, syrups, and ointments.  The event is open to everyone and all are encouraged to participate.

Operation Medicine Drop is a nationwide program that provides the public with an opportunity to prevent poisonings, theft, and abuse, as well as to protect our waters, by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the counter medications.  In its first year in 2010, Operation Medicine Drop retrieved and destroyed more than two million dosages of medications at nearly 200 take-back events across North Carolina. The average North Carolinian fills 14 prescriptions annually, which translates to over 127 million prescriptions filled statewide each year.  Studies show that as much as 40% of the drugs dispensed are never used.

For more information, please contact the Duck Police Department at (252) 261-1112.