Mebourne Police Conduct Prescription Drug Take-Back

By  //  September 29, 2012

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Police in Melbourne will conduct a pharmaceutical take-back event today in an effort to stem the tide of illegal prescription drug use.

Melbourne Police Department spokesman Sgt. Sheridan Shelley said police will be accepting unwanted prescription medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at police headquarters at 650 N. Apollo Blvd. in Mebourne.

Shelley said the event allows for safe disposal of unwanted prescription medications.

It is being held in collaboration with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to allow the anonymous disposal of expired or unused medications.

The program’s goal is to prevent unintended and unsafe use of medications.

No identification information will be required for participants who drop off unwanted medications.

Illicit drugs such as marijuana and methamphetamine and intravenous solutions, injectable materials and syringes will not be accepted, Shelley said.