|Police set up collection sites at three county locations|
Staff Photo by Stacey Hairston:
Local police officers collected unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday during the National Take Back Initiative. Shown at the Rocky Mount Kroger location are, front row from left, Morgan Prillaman, Sindy Wright, Anna Hudson, Greg Winge , Olivia Arthur and Tyler Lee. In the back row are Jason Divers and Josh Harris.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department collected 298 pounds of unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs Saturday during the National Take Back Initiative.
Members of the CHILL (Communities Helping Improve Local Lives) Youth Task Force and FRESH (Focus on Response and Education to Stay Healthy) Coalition also helped with the event.
Police officers from Franklin County and Rocky Mount set up collections sites at the Rocky Mount Kroger, Westlake Kroger and The Medicine Shoppe in Boones Mill.
The National Take Back Initiative allows the community to drop off unused, expired and unwanted prescription drugs for safe and proper disposal.
The local event is a collaborative effort by the sheriff's office, RMPD, FRESH Coalition and the CHILL Youth Task Force.
A breakdown of medications brought to the collection sites includes, Westlake Kroger and The Medicine Shoppe in Boones Mill, 126 pounds; and Rocky Mount Kroger, 172 pounds.
Another collection event is planned for this fall.