High Country Operation Medicine Cabinet On Saturday March 16

Last Updated on February 12, 2022 7:00 pm

On Saturday, March 16, an annual drug take-back day will occur, where unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, syringes or other medical supplies can be dropped off with law enforcement officers in order to be properly disposed of. Any prescription or over-the-counter medications will be accepted -no questions asked.

The local collection points will be from 10am to 2pm at:

Food Lion, Boone (Blowing Rock Road)

Food Lion, Deep Gap (Hwy. 421)

Food Lion, Blowing Rock

Foscoe Fire Department 

For questions or more information please call the Watauga County Sheriff's Office at 828-264-3761 You can also dispose of your unused and unwanted medication at any of the six, permanent, anonymous drop box locations across Watauga County.  These locations accept prescription and over the counter medications but not syringes and needles (sharps):

Appalachian State University Police Department

461 River Street, Suite B, Boone, NC 28607

Phone: 828-262-2150

Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day

Blowing Rock Police Department
143 Park Ave, Blowing Rock, NC 28605, USA
Phone: 828-295-5210
Open 24/7 (Outside), Office is M-F 8-5pm
Boone Drug at Deerfield
345 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
Phone: 828-264-3055
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 8a-9p, Sun 12:30p-6p
Boone Police Department
1500 Blowing Rock Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
Phone: 828-268-6900
Hours: M-F 8-5pm, Lobby Open 24/7
Watauga County Sheriff's Office
184 Hodges Gap Rd, Boone, NC 28607, USA
Phone: 828-264-3761
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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