Ocoee Police Department participating in DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The department will serve as a location for locals to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines

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The Ocoee Police Department is helping the community keep their loved ones safe with its participation in the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

Drug Take Back Day helps to encourage the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.

According to the DEA, a majority of people who abuse prescription medications get them from family, friends or the medicine cabinet. 

The Ocoee police are aiming to help keep drugs out of local hands by encouraging residents to bring their expired, unused and unwanted prescription medicines to the department. 

The department will host its safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at 646 Ocoee Commerce Parkway. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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