“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – Update”
On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department was open in support of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”. The one (1) day event provided residents and/or visitors with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and/or expired prescription medicines. This initiative is a collaboration between your local Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
During the four (4) hour event a total of forty-four pounds (44 lbs.) of prescription drugs were collected and turned over to Agents from the DEA. Additionally, another two hundred and twenty-six pounds (226 lbs.) of prescription drugs collected in conjunction with our Drug Collection Unit were turned over for destruction. The two hundred and seventy pounds (270 lbs.) of collected prescription drugs will be disposed of by the DEA and we’d like to thank the public for their overwhelming support.
Flagler Beach Police Chief Matt Doughney stated “Saturdays National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was very successful and we’ll continue to support this initiative. This semi-annual event combined with our Drug Collection Unit helps keep prescription drugs off the streets and disposes of them properly. Kudos to our community for embracing both programs”.
Our Drug Collection Unit is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and this free service is offered with “no questions asked”. The Drug Collection Unit is located in the front lobby of the Police Department and is available to residents and visitors of Flagler Beach.
The next “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” will occur in the fall of this year and we’ll issue a Public Service Announcement in advance of the event.
If you have any questions about Saturdays National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.