Sheriff’s Office has sites to drop off drugs on Saturday

Filed under DAYTONA BEACH, EVENTS, VOLUSIA

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Residents can clean out their medicine cabinets and get rid of unwanted, unused and expired drugs this Saturday.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will join with law enforcement agencies around the country in a national prescription drug take-back event. The Sheriff’s Office will be manning five drop-off sites throughout the county.

The Sheriff’s Office’s drop-off sites on Oct. 26 will be located at the agency’s district offices in DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Holly Hill and New Smyrna Beach.

The sites will open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dropoff sites
•1706 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand
•1691 Providence Blvd., Deltona
•94 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary
•999 Third St., Holly Hill
•101 E. Canal St., New Smyrna Beach

This marks the seventh national drug take-back event. Launched in 2010, the events have resulted in 2.8 million pounds of unwanted prescription drugs being removed from circulation.

For those who miss Saturday’s event, the Sheriff’s Office offers a continuous program where residents can drop off their unwanted prescription drugs at a district office or make arrangements to have a deputy pick up their unwanted prescription medicine by calling the Sheriff’s Office’s Communications Center.

Saturday’s event is free and anonymous.

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