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Safely Get Rid Of Unwanted Prescription Drugs In 'Operation Medicine Cabinet'

Drugs collected on Saturday at Sheriff's HQ in New City and at Suffern P.D.

Operation Medicine Cabinet, an effort by Rockland County law enforcement agencies to safely dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription medications, is slated to be conducted Saturday in New City and Suffern.

Time: 10AM to 2PM

Locations: Rockland County Sheriff's Office
55 New Hempstead Road
New City, NY 10956
845-638-5400

Suffern Police Department
61 Washington Ave
Suffern, NY 10901
845-357-2300

All outdated, unused or unwanted medication including all controlled and non-controlled substances will be collected.

The drugs are collected "no-questions aksed."

No household hazardous waste is collected in this program.

Drugs collected in this ongoing effort are destroyed at a state-regulated incinerator, preventing unwanted drugs from getting into the waste stream and polluting the environment or from getting into the hands of those who would abuse the drugs or sell them to others to abuse.

Police throughout Rockland County say one of the biggest drug problems they are facing today is the illegal sale and use of prescription drugs — especially among young people. Health officials say many people who abuse illegally-obtained prescription drugs risk serious injury or death by misusing the drugs.

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