|Published:||Feb 13, 2011 1:15 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 12, 2011 10:15 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office say it had astounding results from its five-day prescription drug collection program.
Operation Medicine Cabinet resulted in 384,483 pills being collected for proper disposal. The Sheriff's Office says the oldest prescription received was originally from 1964-- more than 45 years old.
The program also collected 513 ointments and creams, 3,015 patches, 32,020 syringes, 1,142 inhalers, and 2,412 liquids.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office has been running the program since 2008, in an effort to encourage people to properly dispose of prescription medication and keep it off the streets and out of the hands of children.