HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – As part of a national effort to get rid of unwanted, unused, expired, and/or dangerous prescription medication, several local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to take back prescription drugs.
The 7th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be Saturday, October 26. So far, the Florence County Sheriff's Office, Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, Conway Police Department, and North Myrtle Beach Police Department have announced they will be holding local events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone who drops off used and expired prescription drugs will do so completely anonymously. No questions will be asked and no identification is required, officials state.
Citizens are urged to participate in the take-back event to help prevent accidental drug use by curious children, or intentional experimental drug use by teens and adults.
The Florence County Sheriff's Office Take Back event will be held at the Palmetto Street Church of God located at 3132 West Palmetto Street, Florence. For more information on this event, click here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23757098/florence-co-sheriffs-office
The Georgetown Take Back event will be held at the Midway Fire and Rescue in Pawleys Island. For more information on this event, click here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23742184/gcso-dea-hosting-prescription-drug-take-back
In Conway, the event will be held at the Walgreen's at 1601 Church Street. More info here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23756994/conway-hosting-drug-take-back
The North Myrtle Beach take-back will be at the Walmart parking lot at 550 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach. More info on this event here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/23752830/nmb-dept-of-public-safety-dea-host-prescription-drug-take-back
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is also holding an event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dosher Memorial Hospital and the Leland Police Department. A mobile drop-off site will be set up in front of the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Leland.
Anyone with questions can contact the BCSO Drug Enforcement Unit at 910-754-3784.
You can find the nearest take-back event to your address on the DEA web page here: http://1.usa.gov/1acg5bd - just enter your zip code, county, city and/or state to find the nearest event.