Town of Duck Participates in Operation Medicine Drop

Duck, NC – The Town of Duck Police Department is partnering with The Dare County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to set up Operation Medicine Drop events throughout Dare County so that people can safely dispose of old or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Individuals may bring old or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications to The Town of Duck Police Department, located at 1259 Duck Road, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (for subsequent release to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office for disposal). Any person getting rid of old or unneeded prescription medications must provide photo identification which will be photocopied. The receiving personnel will sign the photocopy and record the date and time the items were brought in. The medications and identification photocopy will then be placed in a tamper resistant container, the container will be sealed, and the person disposing of the old or unneeded prescription medications must sign the sealed container.                                                                                                                                     

Operation Medicine Drop is a take back initiative that is part of a grassroots effort working on medication disposal. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters. This is a partnership of the RIverkeepers of North Carolina, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies.

 For more information please contact the Town of Duck Police Department at (252) 261-1112.  For more information on the Town of Duck, visit townofduck.com; call the events hotline at (252) 255-1286; follow us on Facebook at “Town of Duck”; or sign up for Twitter updates at “DuckPR.”