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Lexington Police Department Drug Take Back Success/CVS Pharmacy Drug Collection Unit

Lexington, S.C. – This past Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Lexington Police Department, along with the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), conducted a Drug Take Back event at the CVS Pharmacy located at 5608 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington, South Carolina. During the four hour event, over 130 pounds of over the counter medications and prescribed medications were collected for proper disposal.

This news release is also a reminder of the Drug Collection Unit that is located in the lobby of the Lexington Police Department located at 111 Maiden Lane in Lexington, South Carolina. This Drug Collection Unit was made possible through a grant in 2016 and represents one of 1,000 units that CVS Pharmacy and The Medicine Abuse Project (MAP) have given to communities across the United States with a goal to prevent teenagers from accessing and abusing prescription medications.

Chief Terrence Green says “It’s no doubt that the bi-annual Drug Take Back events make a difference within the Town of Lexington community but it is also important to know that unused over the counter medications and prescription medications can be dropped off daily in the Drug Collection Unit at the Lexington Police Department.

Keeping medications out of the hands of those who may abuse them is ever important and just may save a life of someone you know and love. Don’t wait for the next Drug Take Back event, please drop any unused medications off today.”

The CVS Pharmacy Drug Collection Unit can take prescription pills, patches and ointments, over-the- counter medications, vitamins, medication samples and medications for pets. This unit however cannot accept hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, liquids, needles, or thermometers.

Corporal Paul Walker of the Patrol Division and Aimee Calcutt of LRADAC.

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