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SHRED-A-THON AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT THIS WEEKEND

         Date: September 17, 2013                                                                 PIO Number: 13-9-19

 

The Broward Sheriff’s Office will hold a Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug "take back" event this weekend at its Lauderdale-By-The-Sea district office.

9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

BSO’s Lauderdale-By-The-Sea District Office

4513 N. Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

The prescription drug take back program, operating under the name Operation Medicine Cabinet, allows participants to turn in unused or expired prescription medication to receive a $5 gift card (while supplies last, limit one per family).

The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person.

The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008, as a joint initiative by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, with the assistance of UNISHRED and The National Association of TRIADS.

For more information on the Shred-A-Thon, please call (954) 321-4100. For more information about the prescription drug “take back” event or prescription drug prevention presentations, contact Jonathon Fishman at (954) 831.8902.

                                                                                     This report by                                                                                      

                                                                                     Dani Moschella/PIO

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