Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester and Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn are giving citizens a chance to dispose of old or unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 during a Prescription Drug Round-Up.
The following businesses have been designated as drop-off sites:
- Homeland,10700 S. Pennsylvania Ave.,Oklahoma City
- Homeland,1251 Alameda Street,Norman
- Homeland,2600 W. Robinson Street,Norman
- Crest Foods, 1315 N. Eastern Ave.,Moore
Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies will be posted at each store to collect medications.
“I encourage all citizens of Cleveland County to continue to support our efforts to clean up the problems of prescription drugs,” Mashburn said.
Lester said the Prescription Drug Round-Up program was established in 2009. It provides families an opportunity to safely dispose of any medications no longer needed.
“My number one goal is to keep Cleveland County a safe place for its citizens,” Lester said. “This program curbs prescription drug abuse and prevents unneeded medications from ending up on the streets.”
Photo by Jim Beckel: An assortment of prescription pills are collected in a box. Edmond police department invited citizens to bring their expired prescription drugs to the police station where officers would dispose of them safely Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.