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CHARLOTTE COUNTY RESIDENTS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO WAIT FOR A SPECIAL EVENT TO DROP OFF THEIR UNUSED OR EXPIRED MEDICATIONS. SHERIFF BILL CAMERON HAS CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 10 AM TOMORROW AT THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT MID-COUNTY OFFICE IN PROMENADES MALL IN PORT CHARLOTTE TO GIVE THE DETAILS OF OPERATION MEDICINE CABINET. THE NEW PROGRAM WILL PROVIDE TWO PERMANENT AND SECURE DEPOSITORIES FOR PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS. THE AIM IS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO REMOVE UNNEEDED MEDICATIONS FROM THEIR HOMES, REDUCING THE RISK OF ACCIDENTAL OR INTENTIONAL MISUSE BY CHILDREN AND ADULTS. ACCORDING TO ERIC HUME OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE, COLLECTED MEDICATIONS WILL BE SECURED UNTIL COURT ORDERED DESTRUCTION BY INCINERATION. THERE WILL BE TWO DEPOSITORY LOCATIONS, ONE AT THE MID-COUNTY DISTRICT 4 OFFICE, 3280 TAMIAMI TRAIL IN PORT CHARLOTTE, AND AT THE WEST COUNTY DISTRICT OFFICE, 6868 SAN CASA DRIVE IN ENGLEWOOD. DEPOSITORIES WILL BE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM