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Updated: 10/25/2013 03:32:01PM

Got drugs? Turn them in Saturday

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Most people have them. Bottles of old medications in the back of the cabinet that you don’t need anymore. But what do you do with them? On Saturday, you can disposed of those unused, expired medications at three Sheriff’s Office locations during the DEA’s Got Drugs? take-back program. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., you can take those medications to one of the following district office locations to turn them in: District 2 Office at the Town Centre Mall in Port Charlotte; District 3/Administration lobby at 7474 Utilities Road in Punta Gorda; and District 4 Mid-County Office at the Promenades Mall in Port Charlotte.

Deputies and volunteers will the on hand to accept the medications. They will accept expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances or other medications. This is not intended for illegal drugs. At the conclusion of the event, Sheriff’s Office Evidence personnel will collect and maintain custody of the submitted items to be turned over to the DEA for disposal. The DEA’s goal is to focus a national effort on the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.

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