Central Florida hosts prescription drug take-back locations

By: WFTV Web Staff


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Police departments across Central Florida are helping people get rid of their unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Police agencies held a similar event in April and it was so successful, they are holding another one Saturday.

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The service is free, but they can’t accept liquids, needles or sharp objects, investigators said.

Here are some locations of the events:

Cocoa: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the Cocoa Police Department parking lot at 1226 W. King St.

Daytona Beach: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the Daytona Beach Police Department in the front lobby at 129 Valor Boulevard in Daytona Beach.

DeLand: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeLand Police Department parking lot at 219 West Howry Avenue.
Marion County: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at three locations:

South Marion District Office
8230 SE 165th Mulberry Lane
The Villages, FL 32162

Southwest District Office
9048 SW SR 200
Ocala, FL 34481

South Multi District Office
3260 SE 80th Street
Ocala, FL 34480

Volusia County: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at four locations:
1706 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.
1435 U.S. 1, Suite D-3, Ormond Beach
101 E. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach
1691 Providence Blvd., Deltona
79 S. Charles Beall Blvd., DeBary

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More locations can be found here.

If people aren’t able to make it to the drug take-back day, police suggest they remove prescriptions from their containers and mix them with undesirable substances like coffee grounds or cat litter.

They also suggest placing the pills in a sealable bag and scratching out all identifying information on the prescription pills and bottles to make it unreadable.

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