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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Prescription Drug Round-up scheduled Feb. 11

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for its first Prescription Drug Round-up for 2017.

         Sheriff Joe Lester urges anyone who has any expired or unwanted medications in their homes to bring them to the drug collection event scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 11, at the following businesses:

  • Homeland, 10700 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City
  • Homeland, 1251 Alameda Street, in Norman
  • Homeland, 2600 W. Robinson Street, Norman
  • Crest Foods, 1315 N. Eastern Ave., Moore

         Deputies will be posted at each site to take up prescriptions. Only pills will be collected.

         Once medications are gathered, they will be taken to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and destroyed.

         Lester established the drug round-up program in 2009 to help people rid their homes of old or excess amounts of medications. Prescription drug abuse can cause illness or even death.

         The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to projects that address prescription drug abuse and support ways to eradicate the problem.

         “Prescription drug abuse has serious consequences,” Lester said. “These round-ups give everyone a chance to toss out medications and ensure they are properly disposed.”

         Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan Jackson, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. Jackson can be reached at (405) 701-8847.

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