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 March 10th, 2009  
Sheriff Mascara, Fire Chief Parrish announce Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet for the public to safely dispose of unused or outdated prescription medication
Based on the overwhelming success of last year’s St. Lucie County Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet, Fire Chief Ron Parrish and Sheriff Ken J. Mascara are renewing the program which will take place Saturday.

“We want to make it convenient for St. Lucie County residents to safely dispose of outdated or unwanted medications, and we are providing four locations throughout the county where people can do so from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” the Sheriff and Fire Chief said.

Those who drop off their medications will receive a $5 gift certificate, while supplies last, from either CVS, Walgreens or WalMart.

The locations, which will be open Saturday for that day only, are:

- Site 1: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Lakewood Park Substation, 4844 North Kings Highway, Fort Pierce, at Indrio Crossings in northern St. Lucie County.

- Site 2: St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office administrative offices, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, which is three miles west of U.S.1 and three miles east of I-95.

- Site 3: St. Lucie County Fire Station #12, 1850 S.E. Village Green Drive, Port St. Lucie.

- Site 4: St. Lucie County Fire Station #14, 300 N.W. California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie.

Last July, Chief Parrish and Sheriff Mascara launched Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet. More than 500 county residents dropped off more than 100,000 pills, some of them as old as 20 years.

After Saturday’s one-day event, people will be able to drop off old medications at a secure drop box in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours. The drop box has been in place since last July.

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