National Prescription Drug Take Back day

From the desk of Sheriff Prummell-

Tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and I thought it would be a great opportunity to remind you that the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office provides receptacles to help you safely get rid of any unused prescription pills you may have at home. Contact your doctor to ask about disposing of liquids and sharps.

There are any number of reasons why you might have unnecessary pills in your medicine cabinet. Perhaps you stopped taking something due to a reaction you had to it or after the condition you were treating cleared up. It’s possible the drugs belonged to a spouse who has since passed away, or were left behind by a houseguest who forgot them forever ago. Maybe they are just old and expired and you haven’t cleaned out that cabinet in a while.

Whatever the reason, tomorrow is a day that is specifically earmarked for this purpose. Even though our offices are closed on Saturdays, I encourage you to take the day to gather everything up and get it ready to bring to one of our district offices on Monday. We will dispose of them for you. No questions, no charge, just another free service we offer to make sure they don’t end up in the wrong hands. And if you can’t get there Monday, that’s OK; this service is available year-round (but why wait?).

District offices with pill drop receptacles (please no liquids or sharps) are conveniently located at:

District 1 Office

11051 Willmington Boulevard
Englewood, Florida 34224
(941) 475-9005 (Business)

District 3 Office
3110 Loveland Blvd.
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980
(941) 258-3900

District 4 Office / HQ
7474 Utilities Road
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982
(941) 639-2101 (business)

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