LLPD Drug Take Back Program

Bring your unwanted and outdated medications to the Drug Take Back Drop Box at Lake Lure Police Department

In coordination with the United Way and Community Care of North Carolina, the Lake Lure Police Department has a pill drop box for safely disposing of unused, expired or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications.

The "Drug Take Back Drop Box" is located at the Lake Lure Police Department at 2950 Memorial Highway in Lake Lure.

The Drug Take Back program is key in helping our environment rid itself from harmful chemicals in our water supply.  This occurs when people "flush" or wash down the sink, medications that are no longer used or needed. 

It also reduces the risk of medications getting into the wrong hands.

Within the first few months the program had already brought in thousands of unused medications that were dropped into the large receptacle box located in the lobby

"It's a great program that we're proud to be involved with," said Chief Humphries, "We've assisted with the Drug Take Back programs at Ingles for the past several years, so it's a great benefit to have a drop box right here in our lobby."

"Before this location opened, the closest box for this part of the county was located at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, which was quite a  distance to drive for someone wanting to dispose of medications.  The Lake Lure location will be much more convenient for those in our area." Humphries said.  

The Drug Take Back Drop Box is for Medications only. No needles or syringes are accepted. All pills must be in bottles or blister packs.  Liquied medications must be sealed in plastic food storage bags.