Sunday 19 May 2019


Operation Medicine Drop Underway (PHOTOS)

In honor of National Poison Prevention Week from March 17th – 23rd, Safe Kids of Wayne County and the Goldsboro Police Department are teaming up for drug take back events.

The first of four Operation Medicine Drop events was held at Wayne Community College Tuesday.

Shelly Willis, the Safe Kids of Wayne County Coordinator, says last year’s Operation Medicine Drop events collected over 157,000 units of medication in Wayne County.

Cpl. Marissa Davis from the Goldsboro Police Department was on-hand as residents dropped off their old meds for disposal.

Davis says the GPD provides security and safely stores the medications until they’re taken for proper disposal.

Students from WCC’s Pharmacy Technology program staffed Tuesday’s Operation Medicine Drop at the college and will take part in the next three drug drop events.

Laura Skinner, the Pharmacy Technology program Director at WCC, says the drug drop-offs provide valuable experience for her students.

Three more Operation Medicine Drop events are planned in Goldsboro over the next two weeks.

The public is invited to drop off all old prescription and non-prescription drugs during the events for proper disposal.  (Bio-hazard materials will not be accepted.)

The remaining Operation Medicine Drop events will be held:

  • March 18th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Peggy M. Seegars Senior Center
  • March 19th from 1 – 3 PM at the Walgreens at 2602 E. Ash Street
  • March 22nd from 7 – 11 AM at Wayne UNC Health Care

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