WHO: Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey

WHAT: Operation Medicine Drop – project of Safe Kids NC and Safe Kids Alamance County

WHERE: Harris Teeter 2727 S. Church Street Burlington, NC

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 (Media should arrive by 9:45 a.m.)

Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids NC Chairman Mike Causey will be available to the media at 10:00 a.m. as part of a special Operation Medicine Drop event — Saturday, October 27 – at Harris Teeter on S. Church Street in Burlington, N.C.

North Carolinians are encouraged to safely dispose of unused or expired medications as a part of Operation Medicine Drop – a partnership of North Carolina Safe Kids lead by the NC Department of Insurance, the State Bureau of Investigation, and the Drug Enforcement Agency. The entire event lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

During Operation Medicine Drop events, people can drop off over-the-counter drugs, prescriptions, samples and pet medications with no questions asked. Law enforcement partners will help dispose of the medications in the same secure way they dispose of other drug items. Drugs should not be flushed or thrown away in the garbage because they may contaminate water sources.

About Safe Kids North Carolina

Safe Kids North Carolina is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact coordinator Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov.

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