Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Event

Event Description

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, Craven Co. Sheriff Chip Hughes, Fire Departments hold Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Events Monday, Feb. 10

OMD saves lives, battles the state’s opioid epidemic

The media is invited to attend and asked to promote three Operation Medicine Drop Take-Back events in Craven County, N.C. Monday, February 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Operation Medicine Drop events provide residents a place to safely dispose of their unused medications to eliminate the risk of drugs getting into the wrong hands causing injury or death.

An average of four North Carolinians die per day from an opioid overdose.  Since 2016, unintentional poisoning (overdose) was the leading cause of injury death to North Carolinians, surpassing motor vehicle deaths.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will join Sheriff Chip Hughes at the James City Fire Department/No. 7 Township Fire Department at 11 a.m. for a press event to tell how these events help combat the state’s opioid crisis.

Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership between the N.C. Dept. of Insurance and Safe Kids NC, N.C. Dept of Justice-Attorney General’s Office, Drug Enforcement Agency and the N.C. Dept. of Public Safety, The Riverkeepers of N.C. and local law enforcement agencies.

Craven Co. residents can also drop off their unused medications at these take back events:

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Dover Fire Department, 107 N. Main Street, Dover, NC 28526

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Harlowe Volunteer Fire Department, 3930 N.C. Hwy 101, Havelock, NC 28532

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