Operation Medicine Drop nets 122 pounds of drugs

Published 6:18 pm Wednesday, November 7, 2018

From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

On Oct. 27, The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office participated in Operation Medicine Drop. Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, the NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.

The BCSO used the Lowes parking lot from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and collected 13,375 dosage units (16.5 lbs.) of controlled substances, 52,500 dosage units (70 lbs.) of prescription medication and 27,000 dosage units (36 lbs.) of over the counter medication.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens of Beaufort County for making Operation Medicine Drop a success.