The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs unfortunately have become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper chain of custody and court ordered destruction. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs on a regular basis as part of their regular operations.
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.
Items that will be accepted include the following:
• All Over the Counter Medications
• Vitamins and Supplements
• Prescription medication
• Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
• 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.
For additional information contact Deputy C. Queen at 704-736-8861.