September 29, 2014

Operation Medicine Drop Success

Lake City First Baptist Church in Lake City, SC was the location where Florence County Sheriff’s Office conducted Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, September 27, 2014. During the short four hour operation, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM, FCSO narcotics officers collected over 41 pounds of unused, unwanted or outdated prescription medications, with no questions asked. All medications received will be disposed of in an environmentally appropriate manner.

“This operation just took thousands of pills off the street, removed the threat of unintentional poisoning from our homes and helped protect our environment,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “We applaud everyone who took advantage of this program to increase the safety of our communities.”

Prescription drug abuse is every bit as dangerous as illicit drug abuse. Even though prescribed by a doctor, abuse of prescription medications often results in dependency which leads to the use of street drugs. A large percentage of violent crime and property crime is attributable to drug abuse, whether prescription medications or illicit drugs.

While FCSO periodically holds events like this one in Lake City, the public can turn in unwanted, unused or outdated prescription medications every day during business hours by using the Medicine Drop Box located in the lobby of the Florence County Law Enforcement Center at 6719 Friendfield Road, Effingham, SC.


Major Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.