Indialantic Police Participate In Drug Take-Back Today

By  //  September 29, 2012

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Safe Disposal Of Unwanted Medications

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Removing potentially dangerous drugs from area homes is the goal of a program this weekend in Indialantic.

The Indialantic Police Department will conduct a prescription drug take-back Saturday. (Shutterstock image)

The Indialantic Police Department will join with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies to participate in a program Saturday to remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from homes.

The initiative provides an opportunity for citizens to safely turn over expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances or other medications to law enforcement for destruction.

This one-day effort brings national attention to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. It also addresses a vital public safety and public health issue and from an environmental standpoint is the safest way for disposal.

The program is completely anonymous and free of charge.

Citizens who have unwanted prescription drugs can drop them off at the Indialantic Police Department at 220 Fifth Avenue in Indialantic between the hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original containers with the cap tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted because of potential hazards.