Operation Medicine Drop 2016

Charlotte, NC
Osborne, Garrick Maurice
mosborne@cmpd.org
4/21/2016
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For Release: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:40pm

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will be conducting “Operation Medicine Drop” on April 30, 2016.  “Operation Medicine Drop” is a program for citizens to turn in their unused or expired medication.

Dispose of unused and expired medication! Law enforcement will be on hand to take medicines and dispose of them properly.
  • Keep at risk medicines out of the hands of young children and teens
  • Keep medicine out of the water system (no needles or biohazardous material accepted)

  • There are ten designated locations in Mecklenburg County on this date to drop off medication:
    • April 30th 2016 10am– 2pm
      • Matthews Festival Shops -Harris Teeter
        1811 Matthews Township Prkwy, Matthews
        Sponsored by: Matthews Police

      • Steele Croft Shops Center-Harris Teeter
        13000 South Tryon St., Charlotte
        Sponsored by: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police

      • MorroCroft Village-Harris Teeter
        6701 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte
        Sponsored by: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police

      • Stonecrest Shops Center -Harris Teeter
        7852 Rea Rd, Charlotte
        Sponsored by: Charlotte Mecklenburg Police


    • April 30th 2016 10am– 2pm
      • ​Cochrane Shops -Harris Teeter
        2720 West Mallard Creek Church Rd
        Sponsored by: Mecklenburg County Sheriff

      • Bi Lo
        9101 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Pineville
        Sponsored by: Pineville Police

      • Publix
        6828 Matthews Mint Hill Rd, Mint Hill
        Sponsored by: Mint Hill Police

      • Mint Hill Pavilion -Harris Teeter
        7036 Brighton Dr, Mint Hill
        Sponsored by: Mint Hill Police

    • April 30th 2:30-5:30pm
      • CVS
        3310 Sisky Parkway Matthews
        Sponsored by: Matthews Police

    • April 30th 8am– 11am
      • North Cross Shopping Center
        9751 Sam Furr Rd, Huntersville
        Sponsored by: Huntersville Police


    All of the controlled and non-controlled medications collected will be turned over to CMPD Property Control for immediate and proper disposal.

    ​ Can’t come? We have four drop boxes available open year around. Please no syringes
  • Matthews Police Dept lobby at 1201 Crews Rd. Open 24 hours a day
  • Mint Hill Police Dept Lobby on Matthews Mint Hill Rd. Open 8:30am-5pm
  • CMPD Main on Trade St 8am-5pm and the *
  • Mecklenburg County Sheriff Jail North Location on 5235 Spector Drive from 7am-7pm​

  • Events and box information at www.safekidscharmeck.org

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