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It is Everyone's Responsibility to Safely Dispose of Meds

Locally, Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership between Safe Kids of Pitt County and the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.  State-wide, it is a combination of Safe Kids of North Carolina, the Riverkeepers of North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted, and expired medication. 


By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.


Operation Medicine Drop holds several local events each year at public locations. During events, all unwanted medicine is collected so it can be disposed of properly without polluting our water supplies or being used illegally. 


The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has a medicine drop box located in the lobby of our office in the courthouse.  The lobby and medicine drop box are open 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  In 2019 our drop box collected and we properly destroyed 794.34 POUNDS of prescription medication to keep Pitt County safe.

If you would like to search for other medication drop boxes throughout Pitt County, or anywhere in the country, check out the following website.

Medicine Drop Box


Lobby of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office

100 W. Third Street

Greenville, NC 27858

Medicine Drop Box is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.​

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding Operation Medicine Drop or if you would like to schedule an Operation Medicine Drop event locally in your community..

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