“Another successful Operation Medicine Cabinet!” That's how Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman tells WataugaRoads.com the latest event turned out.
Taking place locally about 8 years this year, Operation Medicine Cabinet is an effort to keep both pharmaceutical and control-substance drugs off the streets and out of the rivers. To learn more visit http://drugtakebackday.com/
According to Sheriff Hagaman here are the figures from the latest OMC on Saturday, October 10, 2015:
Location Pills Liquid Sharps
Food Lion – Deep Gap 6,076. 10 oz. 500
Food Lion – Boone 5,737. 400 oz. 100
Food Lion – B. Rock 4,947. 42 oz. 400
Foscoe Fire Dept. 8,254. 260 oz. 2,700
Sheriff Hagaman also notes the number of collections at the Project Lazarus Drop Boxes locally. Project Lazarus
is a non-profit organization, based in Wilkes County, that provides assistance to community groups and clinicians throughout North Carolina and beyond.
Project Lazarus “Drop Boxes”
Watauga County Sheriff's Office, 184 Hodges Gap Road, Boone: (pills only) 134,297
Boone Police Department, 1500 Blowing Rock Road, Boone: (pills only) 73,843