Fayetteville police to collect unused medicines

Posted March 1, 2010

— On Friday, March 19, the Fayetteville Police Department, working in conjunction with the NC Safe Kids Organization and National Poison Prevention Week, will host “Operation Medicine Drop."

The statewide effort allows for the collection and disposal of unwanted/unused prescription and/or over-the-counter medication.

There will be nine collection points set up in Fayetteville:

  • CVS at 3026 Bragg Blvd.
  • CVS at 522 Owen Drive
  • Walgreens at 1600 Skibo Road
  • Walgreens at 3300 Ramsey St.
  • Walgreens at 110 Grove St.
  • Rite Aid at 7860 Raeford Road
  • Rite Aid -at 2605 Raeford Road
  • Rite Aid at 5989 Morganton Road
  • Cape Fear Discount Drug at 4417 Ramsey St.

The hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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  • countess Mar 3, 2010

    Wonderful, I was wondering what to do with some things that I just didn't want to throw in the garbage. Pills I can put in the disposal but vials are a different story.

  • poeticallycorrect-InvNo1 Mar 3, 2010

    I think that is a good idea for people that are never going to use the medicine again but I keep certain meds in case I need them in the future and can't make it to the Dr. I keep them in a safe place. On the other hand if my Doc changes a prescription or takes me off of something I just flush the unused pills down the toilet and dispose of the empty bottle. easy as 1 2 3