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October 4, 2012

Prescription drug round-up coming

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office are having a prescription drug round-up Saturday.

“Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester and his deputies need the public’s help in eliminating prescription drug abuse,” stated a press release from the sheriff’s office.

The round-up will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations:

· Homeland, 10700 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City

· Homeland, 1251 Alameda St., Norman

· Homeland, 2600 W. Robinson St., Norman

· Crest Foods, 1315 N. Eastern Ave., Moore

Deputies will be posted at each site to collect prescriptions. Once prescriptions are gathered, they will be taken to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations and destroyed.

Lester established the drug round-up program in 2009 to help citizens rid their homes of old or excess amounts of medications. Prescription drug abuse can cause serious illness or even death.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to programs that address prescription drug abuse and support ways to eradicate the problem.

“Please go through your medicine cabinets in the next few days and gather any prescriptions that you no longer need and bring them to the round-up on Saturday,” Lester said. “Together, we can win the fight against prescription drug abuse.”

Round-ups are sponsored quarterly.

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