Prescription Drug Drop Box

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   Prescription Drug Drop Box  

Overview
The Creedmoor Police Department is making an impact on its fight against drug abuse and creating a safer and healthier environment by installing a certified Drug Drop Box in the lobby of City Hall.  Residents can take their expired and unused prescription medications and properly dispose of them during regular business hours, Monday - Friday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Granville Health Systems' generous donation made the purchase of this unit possible for Creedmoor residents. The Drug Box program is a national and state-wide program recognized as a good way to reduce prescription drug abuse and potential environmental damage to our water sources due to improper disposal. The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) support these units being located within and monitored by officers in local departments.

The Creedmoor PD sponsors "Take Back" events to promote the disposal of these prescription medications.  When available, information on upcoming events will be in the NEWS section of our site.  Residents and other interested persons are also encouraged to register for e-Notification to receive automatic email alerts when news items or announcements are posted.

 
 

Utilization Across the State
The Drug Drop Box concept is being used all over the state of North Carolina.  Currently Apex PD, Cary PD, Clayton PD, Chapel Hill PD and several other agencies have Drug Boxes located within their departments. During the City’s submittal process for registering the Drug Drop box with the American Medicine Chest Challenge and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), the Creedmoor Police Department found it was the first agency in Granville County to make a Drop Box available to its citizens on a year-round basis! 

Confidentiality
The Creedmoor Police Department would like citizens to know that any deposits made into the Drug Box are completely anonymous. The designated Operation Medicine Drop Officer and the Evidence Custodian will be jointly responsible for the collection and the destruction of all prescription medications placed in the Drug Drop Box.  All pharmaceuticals collected are taken to the SBI and incinerated on a semi-annual basis in conjunction with the state-wide Operation Medicine Drop DEA Take Back initiative.

Make the right choice and rid your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medications. This will help to avoid the accidental ingestion of these medications by children or pets, and will also prevent possible abuse or theft by those who are not prescribed to use the medication. 

Contact
Creedmoor Police Department
(919) 528-1515