Bladen County Sheriff’s Office received a certificate of appreciation for participating in the Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Event from Mike Causey, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner.
Sergeant Richard Allen with Bladen County Sheriff’s Office has been instrumental in the event locally. Sgt. Allen and his team has held multiple take back events throughout Bladen County this year.
Mr. Causey announced the event across the state took back 21.4 million dosage units collectively.
Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.
Since 2010, Operation Medicine Drop has collected nearly 89.2 million pills at more than 2000 events.
For more information on our work in Medication Safety, please visit the Safe Kids Worldwide Medication Safety Page.
If someone has a drug addiction problem and wants help all they have to do is call 910-862-6960 or go to the Sheirff’s Office located at 299 Smith Circle in Elizabethtown and ask for help with their addiction.