West Melbourne Police Department to Host National Drug Take Back Event Oct. 26
By Space Coast Daily // October 24, 2019
service is free and anonymous, no questions asked
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The West Melbourne Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.
Bring your pills for disposal to the West Melbourne Police Department on Saturday, October 26.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Melbourne Police Department, located at 2290 Minton Road.
The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
This Take-Back cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps – only pills or patches.
Last fall Americans turned in more than 937,000 pounds of prescription drugs at nearly 6,300 sites operated by the DEA and almost 5,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners.
Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
CLICK HERE for more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or the Take Back Day event.