Prescription Drug Round-up slated in Cleveland County.

Cleveland County Sheriff Joe Lester wants to remind everyone to clean out their cabinets and bring any expired or unwanted medications to the Prescription Drug Round-up scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the following businesses:

• Homeland, 10700 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City

• Homeland, 1251 Alameda Street in Norman

• Homeland, 2600 W. Robinson Street, Norman

• Crest Foods, 1315 N. Eastern Ave., Moore

Deputies will be posted at each site to collect prescriptions. Once prescriptions are gathered, they will be taken to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and destroyed.

Lester established the drug round-up program in 2009 to help citizens rid their homes of old or excess amounts of medications. Prescription drug abuse can cause serious illness or even death.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is committed to programs that address prescription drug abuse and support ways to eradicate the problem.

“Prescription drug abuse affects people in Cleveland County,” Lester said. “These round-ups give everyone a chance to toss out medications and help our department in the battle against drug abuse.”

CCSO sponsors round-ups quarterly.

Any questions regarding this press release and/or information can be addressed to Meghan McCormick, Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, community liaison/public information officer. McCormick can be reached at (405) 701-8847