Drug take-back program to run Saturday

 

Drug take-back program to run Saturday

 

Date: October 25, 2013
by: Nolan Peterson | News Editor

 
 

 

In an effort to quash prescription drug abuse, Sarasota County law enforcement will run a countywide program to gather unneeded medications — no questions asked.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, area residents can turn in expired or unused solid dosage medications for safe disposal during the National Prescription Drug Turn-In Event.

Liquids and needles will not be accepted, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The event, which will run from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about drug abuse, prevention programs and educational efforts.

National Red Ribbon Week, which runs Oct. 23 through Oct. 31, featured several area events, including a Tuesday presentation to the Sarasota Board of County Commissioners and a Friday candle light vigil at Blalock Park in Venice.

Sarasota County law enforcement locations participating in Saturday’s drug take-back event include:

• 2071 Ringling Boulevard-Sarasota County Sherriff’s Office
• 2099 Adams Lane; Sarasota Police Department
• 501 College Drive; New College Police Department
• 1350 Ridgewood Avenue; Venice Police Department
• 4531 State Road 776; Sarasota County Sherriff’s Office
• 4980 City Hall Boulevard; North Port Police Department

Residents can call 552-2078 for more information.

Contact Nolan Peterson at npeterson@yourobserver.com

 

 

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