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Prescription medicine drops across the East

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The Pitt County Sheriff's Office and the Greenville Police Department are hosting an Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, October 26th.

Anyone can drop off prescription medications at the Target parking lot on Evans Street between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Also for your convenience, a permanent drop off box is now located in the lobby of the sheriff's office on Third Street, Greenville.

No bio-hazardous medicines will are collected.

In addition, The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and its local, community partners will host its 7th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at several places around the east.

Collection sites are open Saturday, October 26th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Kinston and LaGrange are among the drop off locations.

You can find a site near you by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon, and following the links to a database where you can enter your zip code. Or you can call 1-800-882-9539.

The service is free and anonymous.

Also, the Coastal Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention (CCSAP) is hosting its bi-annual fall Pill Drop.

Special locations for drops will be set up in Carteret, Craven, and Onslow Counties on Saturday, October 26th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

To find a drop site closest to you, visit CCSAP's web site at www.ccsap.org and click on "Find a location near you" or call CCSAP at (252) 649-1615.

Permanent drop boxes are located at police stations and sheriff's offices in each county.

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