Operation Medicine Drop
Saturday, March 15, 2014 9:00 AM
Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:00 PM
To cut down on prescription drug abuse, Attorney General Roy Cooper, the State Bureau of Investigation, local law enforcement agencies, NC Department of Insurance, Safe Kids North Carolina, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring prescription drug take-back events across North Carolina March 15-22.
Find a drug take-back event near you
Facts about prescription drug abuse
Learn more about the fight against prescription drug abuse.
Information for participating law enforcement agencies
Prescription drugs are the second most abused drug among young people ages 12-17.
Two-thirds of teenagers who use prescription drugs without proper authorization get the drugs from their home or a friend’s home.
Approximately 1,000 people die in North Carolina each year from overdosing on prescription drugs, according to the NC Division of Public Health.
Register events by visiting www.ncsafekids.org
then Operation Medicine Drop.
Drug Disposal: Agents from the SBI Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit
(DECU) will be at each SBI District Office to receive the collected medications on Wednesday, March 26th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please keep drugs secure prior to delivery. Drugs turned over to the SBI will be destroyed in an incinerator approved by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Law enforcement agencies with questions can contact Special Agent in Charge Donnie Varnell of the SBI Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit at (919) 779-8186.