Law enforcement posts drop-off locations for National Prescripti - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Law enforcement posts drop-off locations for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

In response to the area’s heroin problem, the Horry County Police Department, the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.  (Source: AP Graphics) In response to the area’s heroin problem, the Horry County Police Department, the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.  (Source: AP Graphics)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – In response to the area’s heroin problem, the Horry County Police Department, the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.

According to Krystal Dotson with HCPD, there are nine different drop-off locations for unwanted or expired prescription medication.

The DEA says every year across the nation expired medication plays a huge roll in accidental deaths and poisonings. The drug take back is an initiative proving to be successful for Horry County.

"Since January, at all of our drop-box locations, we have received 120 pounds of prescription drugs.  It has been a huge success and we just encourage people to continue to drop off unwanted or expired prescription drugs," said Krystal Dotson.

The service is free and anonymous. A list of drop-box locations follows:

  • Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office - 430 North Fraser Street Georgetown, SC 29440 (843) 546-5102
  • Conway City Police Department - 1600 Ninth Ave Conway, SC 29526 (843) 248-1790
  • Horry County Police Department - Central Precinct 2560 north Main Street Conway, SC 29526 (843) 915-5350
  • Horry County Police Department - North Precinct 109 North Hwy 57 Little River, SC 29566 (843) 915-5685
  • Horry County Police Department - South Precinct 9630 Scipio Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 (843) 915-7953
  • Horry County Police Department - West Precinct 5527 Hwy 9 Green Sea, SC 29545 (843) 915-5351
  • Myrtle Beach Police Department - 1101 North Oak Street Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (843) 918-1300
  • North Myrtle Beach Police Department - 1015 Second Ave South North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (843) 280-5511
  • Surfside Beach City Police Department - 811 Pine Drive Surfside Beach, SC 29575 (843) 913-6368
  • CVS at 707 Church Street in Conway

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Sidewalk art looks to spread positivity in downtown Myrtle Beach

    Sidewalk art looks to spread positivity in downtown Myrtle Beach

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:49 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:49:38 GMT
    100 pieces of artwork like this will be displayed throughout downtown on the sidewalks (Source: WMBF News)100 pieces of artwork like this will be displayed throughout downtown on the sidewalks (Source: WMBF News)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- Downtown redevelopment has been one of the focal points for the city of Myrtle Beach and work is underway to create a family friendly atmosphere. One of those project looks to spread positivity for those walking on sidewalks. 100 pieces of artwork like this will be displayed throughout downtown on the sidewalks. Larry Bond, owner of Art Burger in downtown Myrtle Beach has worked with several local artists as well as the Downtown Revitalization Committee t...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- Downtown redevelopment has been one of the focal points for the city of Myrtle Beach and work is underway to create a family friendly atmosphere. One of those project looks to spread positivity for those walking on sidewalks. 100 pieces of artwork like this will be displayed throughout downtown on the sidewalks. Larry Bond, owner of Art Burger in downtown Myrtle Beach has worked with several local artists as well as the Downtown Revitalization Committee t...

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Sunny Sunday followed by soggy start to work week

    FIRST ALERT: Sunny Sunday followed by soggy start to work week

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:40:32 GMT
    Next 3 DaysNext 3 Days

    While the end of the weekend will be clear, rain chances rise heading into Monday and Tuesday.  Sunday will see a similar temperature trend with readings in the upper 60s and lower 70s. 

    More >>

    While the end of the weekend will be clear, rain chances rise heading into Monday and Tuesday.  Sunday will see a similar temperature trend with readings in the upper 60s and lower 70s. 

    More >>
  • Multiple businesses destroyed in Robeson Co. fire

    Multiple businesses destroyed in Robeson Co. fire

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:39:53 GMT
    Source: PixabaySource: Pixabay

    Three businesses in a strip mall were destroyed by fire Thursday evening in Fairmont, according to Lumberton Police Chief Paul Ivey.

    More >>

    Three businesses in a strip mall were destroyed by fire Thursday evening in Fairmont, according to Lumberton Police Chief Paul Ivey.

    More >>
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:23:15 GMT
    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    More >>
  • Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Delta passenger fined $500 for apple

    Saturday, April 21 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-21 17:01:03 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-04-21 22:45:42 GMT
    adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)adlock's healthy snack turned into a tough reality to stomach. (Source: KDVR/CNN)

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>

    Crystal Tadlock is not happy about the fine she said

    More >>
  • 4 dead, 4 others hurt in Waffle House shooting

    4 dead, 4 others hurt in Waffle House shooting

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:06:12 GMT
    Person of Interest Identified as Travis Reinking of Morton, ILPerson of Interest Identified as Travis Reinking of Morton, IL

    Four people were killed, and 4 others were injured in a shooting inside a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. The shooting took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police at the scene, a white man who was naked except for a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing. They described the gun he used as an AR-15. Police are still searching for him at this time. 

    More >>

    Four people were killed, and 4 others were injured in a shooting inside a Waffle House at 3571 Murfreesboro Pike. The shooting took place at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday. According to police at the scene, a white man who was naked except for a green jacket went into the restaurant and started firing. They described the gun he used as an AR-15. Police are still searching for him at this time. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly