Special to Iredell Free News

The Mooresville Police Department will host a drug and syringe take-back event on Saturday, October 29, as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Take-Back Day.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cannon Pharmacy, 521 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville. 

This initiative is designed to help the public prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs and syringes.

The public can bring personal prescription medications and syringes for disposal at Cannon Pharmacy on October 29 or drop them off at the MPD’s drug drop box, located at 2487 Charlotte Highway, 24 hours a day.

Since this initiative began in 2012, the MPD has collected and destroyed over 10,609 pounds of prescription drugs through take-back events and the drug drop box. Drug deactivation kits for home use, naloxone, community substance abuse resource guides, and drug lock boxes will also be available at the October 29 event.

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