On Saturday, April 24, 2021, residents of Flagler County utilized the National Prescription Drug Take-Back locations to safely and properly dispose of 136.5 pounds of unneeded or expired medication.

“I am extremely proud of our community for participating in this event and ensuring that their medications were safely and properly disposed of,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Holding onto medications you no longer use can be dangerous. If you don’t need medication any longer, don’t store it in your home.”

The goal of the 2021 National Prescription Drug Take-Back is to address crucial public safety and public health issues. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained by family and friends, often from a home medicine cabinet.

Just because National Drug Take Back Day is over does not mean you cannot still dispose of unused medications properly. If you have medication that you would like to turn in, please visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/ to find a year-round drop-off location near you.

Media Release:

Date: April 26, 2021

Prepared by: Melissa Morreale

Phone and Email:  386-529-4806 | mmorreale@flaglersheriff.com  Release #: 2021-090