On Saturday September 29, 2012 the Gaston County Police Department and the Cramerton Police Department will be participating in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored medicine disposal event from 10:00am until 2:00pm in the parking lot of the Food Lion located at 202 Market St. in Cramerton, NC. This event will provide citizens with a safe way to dispose of expired or no longer used prescription and over the counter medications.
No questions will be asked during the drive-up, drop-off, and drive-out event. Officer A. Black, with the Cramerton Police Department, and Officer T. Crosby, with the Gaston County Police Department, will be on hand to oversee the collection of medications, which will be stored in locked containers. After the event, officers will take all of the medications and properly dispose of them.
According to a survey done by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), kids think that taking prescription drugs and over the counter medication for their next high is safer than street drugs. This recent survey found that one in five teens can get prescription drugs within an hour and the most common source of getting them is from their own home or from friends.
To learn more information about this DEA event, please go to www.dea.gov or contact Officer T. Crosby at (704) 866-3320.