Operation Medicine Drop

Southeast Pain and Spine Care at Union is participating in this weekend’s Operation Medicine Drop in Union County.

From noon until 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, the county is asking residents to look in their medicine cabinets and take out any old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications. Medications can be dropped off at the following locations:

Wal-Mart – 2406 West Roosevelt Boulevard, Monroe
Wal-Mart Supercenter – 2101 Younts Road, Indian Trail
Waxhaw Police Department – 703 West South Main Street, Suite E, Waxhaw (next to Captain’s Galley)
Food Lion – 221 West Highway 74, Wingate
New Town Market Shopping Center – 1526 Providence Road South (Providence and New Town Roads), Waxhaw
Stallings Municipal Park – 340 Stallings Road, Stallings (drop off from noon – 5 p.m.)

“When funding became an issues for our DARE program, I wanted to help the county find new ways to educate the public about the issue of medications in your home,” said Tina Carlton, the nurse manager – Southeast Pain and Spine Care at Union. Carlton’s interest started out as a concerned parent, but quickly grew into a project that she could integrate with her job. “We are stronger in fighting the growing trend of prescription drug abuse when we support and unite together as a community”

Operation Medicine Drop is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Police Department, Union County Public Schools, Carolinas Medical Center-Union, Union County Safe Kids/Safe Communities, Southeast Pain and Spine Care at Union and Behavioral Health Center First Step in partnership with the Waxhaw Police Department, Wingate Police Department, Marshville Police Department, Stallings Police Department, Food Lion, Wal-Mart and the Village of Marvin.

For more information, contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 704-283-3765 or the Stallings Police Department at 704-821-0306.