“ Prescription Drug Take Back Day”
The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The Police Department is located at 204 South Flagler Avenue, one (1) block south of SR100 on the east side of the Moody/SR100 Bridge.
This one (1) day event will provide residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and/or expired medicines and this initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Please help protect our children, families and environment by cleaning out your medicine cabinets and properly disposing of your unwanted and/or expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting our water sources. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high; over half of teens abusing medicines get them from a family member or friend, including the home medicine cabinet, and often without their knowledge.
Chief Doughney stated “As our community recovers from Hurricane Matthew we’re asking that they please take the time to look at prescriptions that are either outdated or unwanted and drop them off at the Police Department. The proper disposal of prescriptions helps keep our community safe and we’re committed to the Prescription Drug Take Back program”.
If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.