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News Operation Medicine Drop Saturday

The Macon County Sheriff’s Office, Highlands Police Department and Franklin Police Department will participate in Operation Medicine Drop (OMD) on Saturday, March 22. OMD is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement agencies, to encourage the disposal of unused, unwanted and expired medications.

OMD helps prevent accidental poisonings, overdoses and drug abuse while protecting our environment. Since 2010, more than 50 million dosage units have been collected.

On Saturday, March 22, medications will be collected from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kmart and Walmart in Franklin; and Highlands Pharmacy and Main Street Pharmacy in Highlands.

“I have asked our citizens to dispose of their medications safely and properly for the past five years during Operation Medicine Drop,” said Sheriff Robbie Holland. “They now have an additional option with the ‘drug drop box’ that was obtained through a grant and has been installed at the Sheriff’s Office Annex located at 18 Patton Avenue. Citizens may bring medications to the Annex Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please help us prevent accidental poisonings, overdoses, diversion to drug dealers and drug abuse; and in keeping dangerous medications away from children.”

For more, visit or call (828)349-2075.

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