Lexington Police Department to participate in DEA National Drug Take Back Day
Lexington, SC - The Lexington Police Department, along with the Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (LRADAC) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be working together on Saturday, October 26, 2019, during the National Drug Take Back Day with events at CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens in Lexington.
The National Drug Take Back Day events in the Town of Lexington will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. at the following locations: CVS Pharmacy at 5608 Sunset Blvd./US-378 and Walgreens at 5220 Sunset Blvd./US-378.
The Lexington Police Department will have marked tents set up in the parking lots of both of locations and those interested in dropping off discarded prescription drugs can bring them there to officers who will be working these events.
“Addiction to prescription medications continues to be on a dangerous rise and has a direct effect on families in the Town of Lexington community and beyond," said Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green. "National Drug Take Back Day is the perfect opportunity to take a few minutes to clean your medicine cabinet to ensure that these dangerous drugs are disposed of safely and are kept out of the hands of those who would abuse them.”
All discarded prescription drugs collected will be turned over to the DEA for proper disposal. As a reminder, the Lexington Police Department, located at 111 Maiden Lane, has a permanent CVS Drug Collection Unit and prescription medications can be disposed of there during business hours. More information can be found on the Drug Enforcement Administration website.