Citizens Invited to Drop Off Expired or Unneeded Medications at Grocery Store Locations

Anyone with unneeded or expired medications can drop them off for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, outside four Raleigh grocery stores. The City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission, Police Department and Community Services Department are sponsoring the free drop-off event to help prevent the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The event will take place outside these grocery stores:
  • Kroger at 1610 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.;
  • Food Lion at 4510 Capital Blvd. at Mini City shopping center;
  • Food Lion at 5633 Creedmoor Road at the intersection with Millbrook Road; and,
  • Food Lion at 2420 Wycliff Road at the intersection with Lake Boone Trail.
Many people who abuse prescription drugs get them from unsuspecting family and friends. The drop-off event will help keep drugs away from those who might abuse them. It also offers a safe alternative to flushing unneeded or expired medication, which could taint water supplies.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications will be accepted. Markers will be available to black out personal information on prescription labels. No questions will be asked of those dropping off medication.

The City of Raleigh Substance Abuse Advisory Commission advocates for the prevention and treatment of alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse. Its members are volunteers appointed by the Raleigh City Council.

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