Prescription Drug Take Back...
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) prescription drug take back campaign is this week. The DEA and law enforcement agencies across the nation will host dates for people to turn over unused or unneeded prescription medications. The DEA’s nationwide campaign has been successful in the U.S. and in Cherokee County. I want to remind our citizens that these unused prescription pills can be brought into the Sheriff’s Office for disposal not just this week, but every week. We have taken in multiple pounds of prescription drugs and destroyed them. Those are pills that could have been abused if they had ended up in the wrongs hands.
Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. That's why it was great to see thousands of folks from across the country clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in - safely and anonymously - a record amount of prescription drugs.
In July 2017, The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and several local pharmacies, including Dean’s, Johnson’s, The Medicine Shoppe, and CVS, teamed up to take back unneeded and expired prescription drugs.
We at the Sheriff’s Office, along with local pharmacists encourage everyone to clean out medicine cabinets of expired or unwanted medications and take them to the Sheriff's Office for destruction in order to prevent them from landing in the wrong hands. The drugs can be taken to the Sheriff's Office between 8-4 on Monday through Friday.