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 October 22nd, 2013  
St. Lucie County Sheriff Mascara announces Saturday, Oct. 26, Drug Take-Back Day
 
On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the public can drop off their unwanted, outdated or unused medications at the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office headquarters, 4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, according to Sheriff Ken J. Mascara.

"For many years, the Sheriff's Office has participated in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement administration," Sheriff Mascara said. "We want to heighten the public's awareness that unwanted, unused and outdated drugs in your medicine cabinet can be a target for young children or thieves. In either case, we want to provide a safe way to dispose of these medications."

The Sheriff's Office has a secure drop box for disposal of medications during office hours, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sheriff Mascara said. "The Saturday hours coincide with the DEA's annual Drug Take-Back Day."

In addition, people can take unwanted medications as well as syringes and needles to the lobby of St. Lucie Medical Center, 1800 S.E. Tiffany Ave., Port St. Lucie, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

"It is bad for the environment to flush unwanted or unused medications down the toilet," Sheriff Mascara said. Those medications collected in our drop box and on Drug Take-Back Day are safely incinerated."

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