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Sheriff DeMarco Announces Shed the Meds Drop Off Locations

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Drop Boxes Now Located in Riverhead and Yaphank
RIVERHEAD, NY-- Suffolk County Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco is pleased to announce that permanent medication drop boxes have been set up in the main lobbies of the Riverhead Correctional Facility’s Administration Building as well as in the Sheriff’s Yaphank Civil Bureau. The general public can deposit unused medications into the bins from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. For more information, call (631) 852-3436 or visit our Shed the Meds page.

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“It’s important that residents dispose of unused medications in a safe manner. They should never be flushed down the toilet because they eventually seep into our drinking water. If you can’t make it to Riverhead or Yaphank, stop by one of our 'Shed the Meds' events, which are sponsored in conjunction with local officials and organizations throughout Suffolk County,” stated Sheriff DeMarco.

Deputy Sheriffs will be collecting unused medication and covered hypodermic needles at the following locations:

04/02/14 at the North Babylon Library, located at 815 Deer Park Ave. in North Babylon from 12 noon- 2:00 pm. For more information, call Suffolk County Legislator Lou D’Amaro’s Office at (631) 854-4433.

04/16/14 at the Paumanack Village Community Building, located at 650 Paumanack Village Drive in Greenlawn from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, call Suffolk County Legislator William Spencer’s Office at (631) 854-4500.

04/26/14 at the Lloyd Harbor School, located 7 School Lane in Lloyd Harbor from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, call the Sheriff’s Office at (631) 852-3436.

05/03/14 at the Rose Caracappa Center, located at 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, call Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner’s Office at (631) 451-6964.

05/17/14 at the Hauppauge Library, located at 601 Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Call (631) 979-1600 for more information.

5/31/14 at the Exchange Ambulance of the Islips located at 190 Carleton Avenue in East Islip from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, call Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi’s Office at (631) 854-0940 or the Youth Enrichment Services Prevention Program at (631) 348-3513.

06/07/14 at the Sachem Library, located at 150 Holbrook Road in Holbrook from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. For more information, call Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin LaValle’s Office at (631) 451-6647.

09/20/14 at the Rose Caracappa Center, located at 739 Route 25A in Mt. Sinai from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, call Brookhaven Town Councilwoman Jane Bonner’s Office at (631) 451-6964.

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