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Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Goldston, NC - What can I do to get rid of old prescription medication in my home? This is a question that Sheriff Richard Webster has heard many times. In his effort to address the issue, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with Chatham Drug Free to offer a solution.
Debuting on Saturday, October 12 2013, at the Goldston Old Fashioned Day there will be a new drop box where citizens can dispose of any unwanted medications that may have gone out of date or are no longer needed. According to the Chatham Drug Free website, “Every day, more than 2,000 kids use a prescription drug to get high for the first time. Medicine abuse is an epidemic affecting families and teenagers across the country.”
Susan Powell of the Chatham Drug Free worked closely with Sheriff Webster to provide the box to the Sheriff’s Office. Two additional boxes are available within the county at the Siler City Police Department and the Pittsboro Police Department.
Sheriff Webster said, “Since there were already two permanent locations, I wanted to create a way to reach all areas of the county and get as many of these unneeded drugs off the streets and out of harm’s way.” His solution was to make the box mobile and take it to the people.
Officers will be on hand in Goldston and again on October 26th at the Pittsboro Street Fair to collect the unwanted medicines. The drugs will be disposed of them according to guidelines set forth by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Just look for the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Trailer. To find out more, visit www.chathamdrugfree.org
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