Horry Co. agencies to host prescription drug take-back initiative

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will participate in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's April 26 National Take Back Initiative.

Officials will hold a Prescription Medicine Drop-Off event in the Walmart parking lot at 550 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach. Public safety officers will be on hand April 26 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the parking lot to accept used and expired prescription, over-the-counter and other medicines.

In addition, the Conway Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a prescription drug take-back event on the same day, at the same time.

The event in Conway will be held at CVS Pharmacy at 707 Church Street.

The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.

No questions will be asked of those who drop off medicines and no identification is required.

This event is in addition to several others throughout Horry County. To find the event nearest you, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1k56vvd.

The Medicine Drop-Off event offers an opportunity for people to remove unused and expired prescription and other medicines from their homes and drop them off with public safety personnel, who will properly dispose of the medicines.

By removing unused or expired medicines from their homes, participants can help to prevent accidental drug use by curious children or intentional experimental drug use by teens and adults.

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