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Operation Medicine Drop – March 23
The Durham Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids North Carolina, will be holding Operation Medicine Drop on Friday, March 23 at four locations. Operation Medicine Drop allows people to safely and anonymously dispose of unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications.
The program’s purpose is to educate the public on the dangers of pharmaceutical drug abuse and accidental poisonings as well as educate them on the responsible handling, security and destruction of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Operation Medicine Drop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 23 at the following locations:
Officers at these locations will supervise the collection and maintain security of any collected materials. The collected materials will be destroyed in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
The Durham Police Department also has three Operation Medicine Drop locations that are used throughout the year and all drop-offs may be done anonymously. DPD’s Operation Medicine Drop boxes are at:
Durham Police Headquarters
505 W. Chapel Hill Street
Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Enter front door of main lobby.
District 2 Substation
5285 North Roxboro Road (lot of Eno Square Shopping Center)
Monday through Friday only, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ring buzzer for assistance. Do not leave medicines at the door.
District 3 Substation
#8 Consultant Place (near Wynnsong Movie Plaza)