April 4, 2011
Sheriff Lane Carter reports the results from Operation Medicine Drop which was conducted in Moore County during the week of March 20 thru 26, 2011. The Moore County Sheriff’s Office partnered with local Police agencies in Moore County, in conjunction with Drug Free Moore County and the Moore Drug Prevention Task Force to host drop-off locations.
Operation Medicine Drop is a program aimed at providing citizens with a safe and secure method of disposing of their prescription and over-the-counter medications, which may be expired or unused. Operation Medicine Drop was conducted throughout North Carolina during the week of March 20th thru the 26th in association with Safe Kids of North Carolina, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.
Sheriff Carter reported during the event approximately 105,901 dosage units of prescription and over-the-counter pills were collected. Numerous items of liquid and powder medications were also turned in. The items were turned over to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for destruction.
Law enforcement agencies participating included Aberdeen, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Robbins, Vass, Whispering Pines, Carthage, and Taylortown Police Departments.
In addition, another pill drop off event is scheduled for April 30, 2011 in Moore County. This event will be conducted by Moore County School Resource Officers, Moore County Law Enforcement agencies, Drug Free Moore County, Moore Drug Prevention Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Additional information will be provided in reference to drop off locations and times at a later date.