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Operation Medicine Cabinet collects 44 pounds of prescription drugs

SALISBURY – More than 80 cars came through the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center last week to help keep waterways clean and seniors safe.
Operation Medicine Cabinet is a bi-annual event that provides local residents the opportunity to drive through and drop off any expired or unused medications. Sgt. John Lanier and his team from the Salisbury Police Department collaborated with Home Instead Senior Care and Rufty-Holmes Senior Center on the collection.
Organizers collected more than 44 pounds of medications and shredded more than 600 pounds of paper, a free service thanks to Cintas Corporation.
Police disposed of the drugs by incinerating them at the landfill.
“We want to thank all local citizens that came out to be part of this important mission, along with the support of the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center & Salisbury Police Department,” said Michael DeBetta, community service representative for Home Instead Senior Care.

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