The Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project is working with local law enforcement to encourage Bryan County residents to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Richmond Hill and Pembroke Police Departments.
The DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day encourages law-enforcement agencies around the nation to host drug take-back events in their communities. They create safe, convenient, and environmentally-friendly opportunities for residents to dispose of their unused prescription drugs.
Last April, during the 14th National Drug Take Back Day, over 900,000 pounds of drugs were collected throughout the nation, which brought the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds.
“We are grateful for the support of our community partners, especially the Richmond Hill and Pembroke Police Departments, for making Drug Take Back Day a reality in Bryan County; we couldn’t do it without them,” said BCOPP Project Coordinator Mary Fuller. “This is an important and easy way to remove drugs from the community when they’ve outlived their use and become a risk. We, as Bryan County residents, can take action to protect our community and do our part to end the nation’s opioid epidemic.”
The Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project works with community partners to implement effective strategies to prevent opioid and prescription drug misuse and abuse in Bryan County communities.
Drop-off sites for DEA National Drug Take Back Day in Bryan County will be at the Richmond Hill Police Station, 120 Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill, and the Pembroke Police Station, 154 W Railroad St. in Pembroke. The drop boxes are close to the entrances of the police stations and people are free to utilize them without providing explanations to officers. Prescription drug drop boxes are also available year-round in the lobbies of the Richmond Hill Police Department and the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office in Pembroke.
For more information about Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project, please visit bryanprevention.com, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.