Jupiter police are helping you get rid of your unused medicines safely

JUPITER, Fla. - Like many people, you probably have a number of unused pills, syrups and ointments in your medicine cabinet.

How do you get rid of them?  Put them in the trash?  Flush them down the toilet?

That's what many people do, but experts warn us it's not the proper thing to do because of a safety issue.

Improper dumping of prescription drugs can lead to controlled substance abuse by someone who finds them or a potential health hazard by entering our water supply.

Instead, this Saturday, April 27th, the Jupiter Police Department will provide an opportunity for the public to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets and bring them to the police department on Military Trail for disposal.

This is part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The department is aggressively reaching out to individuals and encouraging them to rid their households of unused prescription drugs that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse.

The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked.

Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, such as tablets and capsules will be accepted.

However, intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted.

Illicit substances, such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of the this initiative.

The Jupiter Police Department is located at 210 Military Trail, one block south of Indiantown Road.

Call (561) 746-6201 for more information.

 

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