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WCSO to Launch “Drop the Drugs” Prescription Drop-off Initiative

For Immediate Release
October 19, 2011

The Walton County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is encouraging citizens to participate in the “Drop the Drugs” initiative Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations in Walton County, Fla.

The “Drop the Drugs” initiative is a year-round WCSO program designed to reduce prescription drug abuse and protect the water supply from improperly flushed or discarded medications. 

Citizens may choose to drop-off expired or unused medication at the following locations during the Oct. 29 event: 

Walton County Sheriff’s Office                                                                                                  WCSO South Substation
752 Triple G Road                                                                                                                             133 Sheriff Drive
DeFuniak Springs, FL  32433                                                                                                         Santa Rosa Beach, FL  32459

WCSO Paxton Substation                                                                                                             Walgreens
21527 US Hwy 331 North                                                                                                               1103 US Hwy 331
Paxton, FL  32538                                                                                                                             DeFuniak Springs, FL  32435

South Walton Utility, Inc.                                                                                                              Mossy Head Water Works
369 Miramar Beach Drive                                                                                                              1485 County Highway 1087
Miramar Beach, FL  32550                                                                                                             DeFuniak Springs, FL  32433

Walgreens, South Walton Utility, Inc., and Mossy Head Water Works will serve as temporary drop-off locations for the Oct. 29 event.

The WCSO will establish year-round drop-off locations at the main office in DeFuniak Springs and at the Paxton and South Substations for citizens to safely discard expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. 

The WCSO recommends the following ways to dispose of prescription drugs:

1. Take unused drugs and medications to a designated prescription medication drop-off site for proper disposal.
2. Do not flush unused portions of drugs and medicines down the toilet.
3. Do not throw medications in the trash to reduce negative effects on the environment.  

The media is invited to attend the event at the following location:

What:                   “Drop the Drugs” Campaign

Where:                WCSO South Substation
                                133 Sheriff Drive
                                Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

When:                  Saturday, October 29
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For Further Information Contact:
Mike Morrison
Public Information Officer
Walton County Sheriff’s Office
(850) 892-8186 (main)
(850) 401-4612 (cell)

WCSO to Launch “Drop the Drugs” Prescription Drop-off Initiative

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