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Important Dates

Get rid of old meds Oct. 28

The Cornelius Police Department will host “Operation Medicine Drop,” an opportunity to bring expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal at the Cornelius Town Hall between 10 am and 2 pm Oct. 28 in the parking lot.

With unintentional poisoning deaths on the rise in the state, Operation Medicine Drop reminds parents and caregivers to:

  • Keep medicines locked up and out of reach of children.
  • Always read labels, follow directions and give medicines to children based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispensers packaged with children’s medications.
  • Avoid taking medicine or vitamins in front of kids, and don’t call them candy.

If you suspect poisoning and a child is choking, collapses, can’t breathe or is having a seizure, call 911. Otherwise, take the product to the phone and call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

For more information please call Officer Lawing at 704-892-1363.