“250 pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected”
Yesterday afternoon Agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) retrieved 250 pounds of unused and/or expired prescription medications collected by the Flagler Beach Police Department. The collected prescription medications will be disposed of properly by the DEA.
Some of the prescription medications that were dropped off by citizens were collected on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in connection with National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Additional prescription medications that were turned over to the DEA were done so over the past six (6) months, in conjunction with our CVS/pharmacy Drug Collection Unit initiative.
Chief Matt Doughney stated “Our participation in the bi-annual DEA National events coupled with our daily Drug Collection Unit helps to keep our City safe. Opioid addiction can lead to a variety of problems and working with the DEA to collect and properly dispose of prescription medications is extremely important to the safety of our community”.
If you have any questions about National “Prescription Drug Take Back Day”, please feel free to contact Chief Doughney at (386) 517-2020.