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Prescription Drug Take Back Event Scheduled for April 19th

Photo: Randolph County Sheriff’s Office

ASHEBORO N.C. – The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids Randolph County are hosting a Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 19, 2023, to allow individuals to just drive through and dispose of prescription drugs that could be diverted or misused.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers the misuse of opioid medications an epidemic. Proper disposal of expired, unused, and unneeded medications from the home is a crucial element of a strategy for promoting public health and safety.

Each day, approximately 2,500 teenagers use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. “Anything we can do to keep potentially dangerous prescription drugs out of the wrong hands is a win for the community,” said Sheriff Greg Seabolt in a press release.

The Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the Med Drop box give people the ability and opportunity to properly and safely dispose of the prescription drugs and assure that they do not get in the wrong hands and away from our water and landfills.

On other days, a Med Drop collection box is available in the first-floor elevator entrance of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. The box is designed for people to drop off their expired and/or no longer need a medication. Citizens can drop off the prescription drugs Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, with no questions asked and no paperwork to fill out.

The prescription drop box is for prescription drugs only. The Sheriff’s Office cannot allow any syringes or liquids to be dropped off in the drug drop box.

Med Drop collection sites in Randolph County:

Randolph County Sheriff’s Office
727 McDowell Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205
(336) 318-6699
Available Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Asheboro Police Department
205 East Academy St., Asheboro, NC 27203
(336) 626-1300
Available Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Randleman Police Department
101 Hilliary St., Randleman, NC 27317
(336) 495-7516
Available 24 hours/7 days a week – Box is located in the department lobby

Archdale Police Department
305 Balfour Dr., Archdale, NC 27263
(336) 434-3134
Available 24 hours/7 days a week

Liberty Police Department
451 West Swannanoa Ave.
Liberty, N.C. 27298
336-622-9053
Contact for hours

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