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BSO HOLDS PRESCRIPTION DRUG “TAKE BACK” EVENT

The Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Coconut Creek Police Department will hold a dual event Saturday morning at the Coconut Creek Community Center. The event will include a prescription drug "take back" and a Shred-A-Thon.


9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

Coconut Creek Community Center

1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek

(please use Coconut Creek Parkway
entrance)


The prescription drug take back program, operating under the name Operation Medicine Cabinet, allows participants to turn in unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication anonymously and receive a $5 gift card while supplies last. The event is sponsored by BSO and the United Way Commission on Substance Abuse.

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.

Following very successful years of Shred-A-Thons from 2008 - 2011, during which half a million pounds of documents were shredded, BSO and the Office of the Florida Attorney General are committed to continue helping the community fight identity theft by inviting them to shred their old documents.

The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008, as a joint initiative by Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti 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) 557-1124.

This report by Dani Moschella/PIO

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