Operation Medicine Cabinet to take place Saturday April 30, 2022

Last Updated on April 25, 2022 8:05 am

On Saturday April 30 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 with no questions asked.

The local collection point will be from 10am to 2pm at the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, 184 Hodges Gap Road in Boone. For questions or more information, contact 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
Phone: (828) 295-5210
Open 24/7 (Outside), Office is M-F 8-5pm
Boone Drug at Deerfield
345 Deerfield Rd, Boone, NC 28607
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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