Daytona Beach Police will have three locations where residents can drop off unused and unwanted prescription drugs, during National Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30. Prescription drugs can be returned between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at:
- Daytona Beach Police Headquarters at 129 Valor Boulevard,
- The Beachside Police Precinct at 510 Harvey Street, or
- CVS Pharmacy at 1350 Belville Road.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will have five drop off sites available, at its District Headquarters in Deland, Deltona, DeBary, Ormond Beach, and New Smyrna Beach. Those offices are located at:
- 1706 S. Woodland Blvd., in Deland,
- 1691 Providence Blvd., in Deltona,
- 79 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, in DeBary,
- 1435 U.S. Highway 1, Suite D-3, in Ormond Beach, and
- 101 E. Canal Street, in New Smyrna Beach.
The Ormond Beach Police Department will also have a drop off site in the lobby of Police Headquarters at 170 W. Granada Boulevard. Port Orange residents can return prescriptions at the Port Orange Police Department at 4545 South Clyde Morris Boulevard.
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office says drop off sites will include locations at:
- The Palm Coast Sheriff’s Office Precinct, 160 Cypress Point Parkway, Suite C-107,
- Publix Super Market at Palm Coast Town Center, 800 Belle Terre Parkway,
- Publix Super Market at Belle Terre Crossings, 4950 Belle Terre Parkway, and
- Publix Super Market at Island Walk, 250 Palm Coast Parkway N.E.
The Flagler and Volusia County Sheriff’s Offices emphasized that returning prescription drugs is free and anonymous. All sites are open Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said in a press release, that drug overdoses have become the top cause of injury-related death in the United States, overshadowing motor vehicle or firearms cases. National Prescription Take Back Day allows for the removal from homes of unwanted prescription pills that could be abused, stolen, or resold. The DEA added that a recent survey on Drug Use and Health found that 6.5 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, which is higher than the number of people who abuse cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens combined.
Over the past five years, the DEA says it has collected and destroyed 5.5 million pounds, or 2,762 tons, of unused prescription drugs in National Prescription Take Back Day campaigns. The Daytona Beach Police Department also noted in a press release that the proper disposal of returned prescription drugs following National Prescription Take Back Day helps protect the water supply, environment, and animals in Florida.
Click here to visit the National Prescription Take Back Day website.