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Operation Pill Stoppers
Foothill Coalition

Providing you a way to join the fight against drug abuse, protect your family and pets against accidental ingestion and help keep our water clean and safe.

Sgt Eric Page
Contact:
Sgt. Eric Page
Phone: (828) 465-8278

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100 Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658


Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 385
Newton, NC 28658

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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  OUR MISSION

Protect our future and environment by providing a way to join the fight against drug abuse. To protect your family and pets against accidental ingestion and help keep our water clean and safe. DON'T BE BLIND, SEE THE FACTS
  • More than 75% of all unintentional poisonings are by over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Approximately 40% of injuries from unintentional poisoning occur in children under five years of age
  • 1 in 5 teens has abused a prescription pain medicine
  • In the US 2,700 youth try non-prescribed drugs a day.
  • 1.2 Million 12-17 die of prescription drug overdoses a year.
Teens think these drugs are safe because they have legitimate uses.

Make sure your kids and grandkids know that taking them without a prescription is just as dangerous and addictive as using street narcotics and illicit drugs.

HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so. 

To dispose of prescription drugs, you may be able to take advantage of the Pill Stoppers drop box locations at a law enforcement agency near you. Only Law Enforcement officers are able to pick up medication from local drop boxes and dispose of it safely.  In Catawba County all disposed medicine will be incinerated at the Catawba County Animal Shelter. 


WHERE CAN I FIND A DROP BOX?
Catawba County Sheriff's Office
Brookford
Catawba
Catawba County Sheriff's Office
100 E Government Drive
Newton, NC ‎28658
and
Terrell Satellite office
8456 Sherills Ford Road
Sherrills Ford, NC 28673
Brookford Police Dept
1700 South Center Street
Hickory, NC 28602
Catawba Police Dept
107 S Main St
Catawba, NC 28609
Conover
Claremont
Hickory
Conover Police Dept
115 2nd Ave NE
Conover, NC ‎28613
Claremont Police Dept
3301 E Main St
Claremont, NC 28610
Hickory Police Dept
347 2nd Avenue SW
Hickory, NC 28602
Newton
Maiden
Maiden
Newton Police Dept
411 N Main Ave
Newton, NC 28658
Maiden Police Dept
201 W Main St
Maiden, NC 28650
Longview Police Dept
2404 1st Ave SW
Hickory, NC 28602

  BE AWARE
  • More than 70% of prescription drugs abusers say that they get the medications from friends or relatives for free or by theft
  • Keeping unused medications creates a dangerous opportunity for accidental poisonings or illicit drug use
A BETTER CHOICE
  • Lock up medications
  • Check your medications regularly
  • Clear the unused or unwanted medications out of your cabinets
  • Medicine Drops will take your unwanted drugs and incinerate them in a safe and non-hazardous manner
  • Drop off is anonymous, quick and easy
Foothills Coalition/Pill Stoppers Providing you a way to join the fight against drug abuse, protect your family and pets against accidental ingestion and help keep our water clean and safe.

The Pill Stoppers in Partnership with local agencies and law enforcement will be holding several mobile events throughout the year.

NEED ANSWERS?
Go to:
www.drugabuse.gov
www.drugfree.org
www.offthewagon.org
Substance Abuse in College

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)
www.ncadd.org/

Office of National Drug Control Policy
www.WhiteHouseDrugPolicy.gov

HAVE A QUESTION?
Please Contact:
Catawba County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Eric Page
100 E Government Drive
Newton, NC 28658
828-465-8278
OR

The Cognitive Connection
Prevention Department
Renee Moriarity
1109 2nd Ave. SW
Hickory, NC 28602
828-327-6026