VOLUSIA COUNTY, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will establish five drop-off points on Saturday as part of a national effort to help residents dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs. The five drop-off sites, at Sheriff’s district offices in DeLand, Deltona, DeBary, Holly Hill and New Smyrna Beach, will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday’s program is part of a national Prescription Drug Take-Back Day being coordinated across the country by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, or DEA. It’s in response to studies that show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet. More than 377,000 pounds of unwanted pills were collected for safe and proper disposal during the last national Take-Back event in October. Nationwide, there were more than 5,300 drop-off points during the last event.
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office’s drop-off sites will be at the following locations:
1706 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand
1691 Providence Blvd., Deltona
94 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary
999 3rd Street, Holly Hill
101 E. Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach