“National Prescription Drug Take Back Day”
The front lobby of the Flagler Beach Police Department will be open on Saturday, October 28, 2017 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). This one (1) day event supplements our ongoing efforts to safely collect and dispose of prescription medications with our Drug Collection Unit; which is located within the Police Department’s lobby.
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 “Our Drug Collection Unit, which was donated by CVS Pharmacy, is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our Department will be open on Saturday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to collect any unwanted prescription medications and we’ll continue to work with DEA to dispose of drugs safely”.
If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2024.