Operation Medicine Gets Prescription Drugs Off The Streets

Getting prescription drugs off the streets and out of the wrong hands was the name of the game with the Pitt County Sheriff's Office Saturday afternoon.
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The Second Annual Operation Medicine Drop was held at the Pitt County Recreation Building Saturday afternoon.

People were urged to drop of their unused or unwanted prescription medicines to a safe location.

This year the nice day may have played a role in the amount of prescription drugs that were dropped off.

Sheriff deputies say about 5800 dosage units were dropped off compared to last year when about 30,000 dosage units were taken off the street.


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  • by GiannaD Location: Seattle on May 30, 2010 at 02:33 PM
    Wow it is a great job for sure. Illegal prescription drugs is one of the biggest problems in the United States nowadays. You can purchase illegal drugs not only on the streets - but in the internet too. Somehow it must be stopped for sure. Of course people will be always interested to use such an opportunity because in the internet prices are way lower. For example Geriforte is way cheaper in the internet. I say that because I must use it every day. However I haven't tried to purchase it illegally ever. Because I just don't trust those resellers. I can't actually understand why other people trust them. Let's just hope that our government will find out how to solve this problem and everything will be fine. Thanks for the article by the way.
  • by gigi Location: ab on Mar 21, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    no, they are saying that leaving them around your house after you don't need them might lead to them getting in the wrong hands. or just throwing them away, people might get them from the trash.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    So what is this saying that if you have prescription drugs you are part of the problem of these drugs being on the streets? It sounds like someone is blaming people that take any prescription medicine as being a what drug dealer. Maybe they should go after the doctors that write the prescriptions.
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