|Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:19|
Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force medication disposal
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force members, collected unused and outdated medications at 5th Avenue/Highway 70, Okeechobee, Florida. The amnesty collection point was set up to keep the medications off of the street and out of the sewer systems.
The total value of items collected that day was approximately $272,280.00. This operation was a joint effort between the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and the Okeechobee City Police Department, and agencies from surrounding counties. All medication collected was boxed and turned over to evidence for destruction.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office will accept any of these items throughout the year. Just bring to the Sheriff’s Office and we will collect them, with no questions asked.
We’d like to give a special thanks to the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office COP Unit.
Undersheriff Stephen stated of the operation, “These type of operations are essential in assisting citizens with cleaning out their medicine cabinets. Properly disposing of these medications will not allow them to fall into the wrong hands. Thank you to everyone who participated.”