Project Lazarus Offers Free Pill Drop-Off In Rockingham Co.

WENTWORTH, NC - If you have medications you do not know how to get rid of, the Rockingham Sheriff's Office is here to help. 

Sheriff Sam Page started Project Lazarus as a place to drop-off any surplus or unused prescription medicine. The drop-off is pills only, deputies will not accept medical devices, liquids, or syringes. 

If you are interested in dropping off old pills you can go to the Sheriff's Office lobby ( 170 NC-65, Reidsville, NC 27320) and drop it off in the marked boxes. Drop-offs can be made 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 

All pills should be put into a clear plastic bag and no in their prescription bottles. 

Last year the sheriff's office collected 64 and a half pounds of pills through this program. 

“That’s almost 65 pounds of pills here in Rockingham County that we know will not fall into the wrong hands, namely, a child’s” said Sheriff Sam Page.

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