Pitt County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday the success of Operation Medicine Cabinet.
A spokesperson says the event resulted in over 30,000 dosage units of medicine were dropped off and now has no possibility of getting into the wrong hands.
Sheriff's Office plans to hold a future event in the fall.
Here is how the information was given to WITN:
Operation Medicine Cabinet resulted in the drop-off of over 30,000 dosage units of medicine. This successful event ensured these medications will not end up in the wrong hands and provides for their proper disposal.
More details will follow at a later date pertaining to the type (controlled/over the counter) of medicine disposed of. A future event will be planned for this fall.
We appreciate the media interest in covering this event.
Partners include Pitt County Sheriff's Office, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Pitt County Substance Abuse Coalition, ECVC, Pitt County Solid Waste & Recycling, and the Pitt County Council on Aging.
Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.