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Page B7— The Brownsville States-Graphic, Thursday, December 9, 2010

Brownsville Police Department to hold Operation Medicine Bottle The City of Brownsville (primarily of citizens Police Department, Ward 2 taking medications Neighborhood Watch, and the that are for pain, like Haywood County Community cancer treatment Coalition would like to drugs) announce an upcoming event To help, we are asking that is designed to help clean everyone to bring in old up our neighborhoods and reduce the availability of old prescription medications. We are hosting our first prescription medication takeback program that is called Operation Medicine Bottle. Operation Medicine Bottle will be held on Saturday Dec. 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the W.O.W. building on Boyd Ave. by the HHS football field. This program is designed to help reduce (3) primary problems:

containers of prescription medications. All you do is drop off the medications at the WOW building. You do not sign anything when you leave the medications. Trained medical personnel will count

and itemize the pills for Police Destruction procedures. The plastic containers will have the labels peeled off and they will be destroyed with the medications following all police procedures for

destruction of evidence. The empty bottles will be sent to the county recycling site. Please help us spread the word, don’t flush old medicines. Bring them to the WOW building on Dec. 11 for

proper destruction, to help keep our community clean and safe. For more information contact Lt. Diebold at the Brownsville Police Dept. 731772-1260

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1. To reduce the amount of medical waste that is FLUSHED down the drain polluting our water supply. According to the EPA, ¼ of our water supply is currently contaminated with trace amounts of medications and antibiotics. 2. To reduce the abuse of prescription medications by teens. Juvenile courts across the country have seen an increase in teen prescription abuse. Most teens get these prescriptions from friends and relatives medicine cabinets. 3. To reduce home burglaries that target medication theft.

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