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1/13/2016 12:01:00 AM
Unwanted Prescription Drug Collection Up In 2015

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. – The amount of unwanted and unused medication collected by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office increased in 2015.

During 2015 officers collected 565 pounds of unwanted and outdated medication compared to 454 pounds in 2014.  The drugs were collected at three permanent sites and special events during 2015.

The goal is to make it easy for the public to get rid of dangerous prescription drugs in their home which include unused, unwanted and expired pills. By getting rid of the medication it also prevents any chances of misuse and abuse.   The program also accepted over the counter medication during the year. The items are taken to an incinerator and burned after each collection.


Collections will continue in 2016 and items that will be accepted include the following:

  • All Over the Counter Medications
  • Vitamins and Supplements
  • Prescription medication
  • Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
  • Syringes
  • Any Medicated Ointments and Creams
  • And all other unwanted medications
  • No aerosol cans will be accepted

You can remain anonymous and no questions will be asked when the items are dropped off.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has a permanent drop-off location in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office at 700 John Howell Memorial Drive, Lincolnton, the Charlie District Office at 1889 North Highway 16 in Denver and the Adam District office at 3606 West Highway 27.  These locations are available for medicine drop-offs during regular business hours.




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