St. Lucie County Fire Chief Parrish and Sheriff Mascara announce "Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet" to take place Saturday
For the third year in a row, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara and Fire Chief Ron Parrish are teaming up to give county residents a safe way to dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated medications.
"Operation Safe Medicine Cabinet" will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four locations in St. Lucie County.
At these locations, people can drop off unused, outdated or unwanted medications — no questions asked — and receive a $5 gift certificate from Wal-Mart, Butterfield's or CVS Pharmacy, while supplies last. These three companies have donated the gift cards to emphasize the importance of the proper disposal of old or unwanted medication.
Here are the locations, which will receive the medications from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday:
- St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Lakewood Park Substation, 4844 North Kings Highway, Fort Pierce (Indrio Crossings;
- Saint Lucie County Sheriff's Office administrative office, 4700 West Midway Road Fort Pierce;
- Saint Lucie County Fire Station #12, 1850 SE Village Green Drive Port St. Lucie; and
- Saint Lucie County Fire Station #14 300 NW California Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
Please note that these sites are NOT for the disposal of biohazardous materials such as used needles or lancets.
After Saturday, people can drop off unwanted, outdated or unused medications in the lobby of the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office administrative office, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during normal business days (Monday - Friday), excluding holidays. * * *
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