The following message is from Chief Justin Jacobs of the Town of Murphy Police Deparment
The Town of Murphy Police Department and the Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County would like to thank all of the citizens that brought their used and expired prescription and over the counter medications to the Operation Medicine Drop Event that took place on March 22nd. On this day we took in over 20,000 pills that could have eventually entered our waterways from people flushing them down the toilet or sink. With these medications being turned in, some being high level dosages of narcotics, prevented them from possibly winding up in the wrong hands.
Not only did we take in pills; but cough syrup, vitamins, used hypodermic needles and other items drug related. As in the past, these events are always a success.
If you have expired or used medications and do not want to wait until the next Operation Medicine Drop, you can turn it in at anytime with “no questions asked.”
We would like to thank the Town of Murphy for letting us use the pocket park to hold this event. We would also like to thank the various businesses for putting up posters and handing out flyers in their stores promoting it. I would also like to thank Mr. David Brown with the Cherokee Scout for advertising it and Mr. Tim Radford with WKRK for posting it on their Facebook page.
We hope to have the Town of Murphy Police Department’s 24 hour drop box up and going soon. Please feel free to contact Assistant Chief Dustin D. Smith, Coalition Director Jenni Irwin or myself, if you have any questions regarding this program or future take back events.
Thank You, Chief Justin J. Jacobs.
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