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News Operation Medicine Drop this week

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office will participate in Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, March 26 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Franklin Police Department and the Highlands Police Department.

This is a prescription drug take-back event where you can safely and legally dispose of your expired or unused prescription medications. Local law enforcement agencies will coordinate this operation with the US Drug Enforcement Administration, NC State Bureau of Investigation, NC Department of Insurance, Child Fatality Task Force and Poison Help.

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Let Operation Medicine Drop protect your family and our community by taking expired and unused medications to a drop-off site where law enforcement agencies can dispose of them safely and properly.

The times and locations are as follows:

Wal-Mart, Franklin, Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kmart, Franklin, Saturday March 26th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Main St. Pharmacy, Highlands, Thursday-Saturday March 24-26 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Highlands Pharmacy, Highlands, Thursday-Saturday March 24-26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bryson’s Food Store, Highlands, Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Market Fresh Grocery, Highlands, Saturday March 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Poisoning from prescription medications is on the rise in North Carolina with nearly 4,500 deaths since 1999. Operation Medicine Drop offers the public a free and convenient option to dispose of prescription medications to protect our children and the environment. It also keeps dangerous narcotics and other controlled substances from being stolen or otherwise diverted by drug dealers and distributed illegally. Please do not bring medications to the Sheriff’s Office and please do not flush medications down the toilet or drain unless the label specifically instructs you to do so.


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