‘Pills Can Kill’ Take-Back Program Slated for Saturday


Carteret County law enforcement agencies and the Carteret County Health Department will hold the fall “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take-back program in conjunction with “Operation Medicine Drop” on Saturday, Oct. 26.

“The illegal use of prescription drugs is a major problem we face as a community,” Sheriff Asa Buck said in a public service announcement posted to Facebook Wednesday.

“Unfortunately our homes are often the access point for these drugs….Don’t let your home be the starting point for drug abuse.”


This one-day event will make it convenient for the public to rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.

From 10 am until 2 pm, citizens will be able to drop off their unused prescription medication to deputies and police officers who will be at all five Food Lion locations in Carteret County.

The group will not be able to accept liquids, needles or sharps of any kind.

Check out Sheriff Buck’s public service announcement below: