Published: Feb 08, 2011 11:00 PM EST
Updated: Feb 08, 2011 7:18 PM EST

LEE COUNTY- Day 2 of a 5 Day Operation Medicine Cabinet event just wrapped up in Lehigh Acres with amazing results!

Today alone, in Lehigh Acres the citizens of Lee County turned in:   Two Day Grand Total:
Pills- 55,64- 114,607
Ointments/Creams-35- 49
Patches- 57-1,405
Syringes-  3,386- 4,141
Inhalers-64- 138
Liquids- 171- 747

If you were unable to attend today’s event you still have time to drop off any old and unused prescriptions, pet medications and syringes at any one of the following locations from 10 am to 2 pm:


1)Wednesday, February 9th at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office West District Substation at  15650 Pine Ridge Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33908

2)Thursday, February 10th at the Regal Cinemas Gulf Coast Town Center at 10028 Gulf Center Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913

Plus, there will be one last opportunity on Saturday, February 12th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Old Navy located in Page Field Commons.  Located at 4995 South Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers, FL 33907. At this location we will have many displays and vendors such as the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit, K-9 Unit, Abby Services, K-consulting, Brookdale Senior Living, Department of Environmental Protection, Lee Elder Abuse Prevention Partnership, Delta Family Counseling, Mobile Veterinarian, Lee Memorial Blood Mobile, McGruff the Crime Dog, The American Red Cross and much, much more.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the Florida Crime Prevention Association, K-consulting, Abby Services, Brookdale Senior Living, CVS Pharmacy, and Old Navy for "Operation Medicine Cabinet", the latest installment of the Pharmaceutical Take Back Program. Five locations will be available to drop off your old, unused prescription and over the counter medications for proper disposal. 

There is no cost to turn in your medications and all participants will remain anonymous.