The Dare County Sheriff’s Office program helps residents dispose of unused or unneeded prescription drugs. Many people have unused medications in their medicine cabinets. Perhaps narcotics or other drugs were prescribed for an illness or a medical procedure but the full prescription was not used.

``We have recognized that there is a need in the county for the safe disposal of prescription drugs in a way that does not harm the environment and also gets these unused drugs out of the household. This will also help prevent residents from being targeted by those looking to steal drugs.”

Residents may drop off unused prescription drugs at the Sheriff’s Office in Manteo located in the Dare County Justice Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents wishing to deliver these items in Colington or Hatteras Island should call (252) 475-5980 to make an appointment. If unable to deliver the items, call to arrange for pickup by a deputy at a business or home location.