OCSO Prescription Pill Take Back 2013

On April 27th, the Okaloosa County Sheriffs’ Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration are giving the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your medications for disposal to any of the four area Wal-mart stores between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Uniformed Deputies will be present with collection points located at Wal-mart stores in Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds, over a thousand tons of pills.