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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 :: 10:12 a.m. EDT


DEA drug take back events scheduled for April 27, 2019 at two Beaufort County locations.

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back Event

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 6.4 million people reported misusing psychotherapeutic drugs—prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and sedatives—in the past month. The majority of these prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, oftentimes from home medicine cabinets.
To address the prescription drug crisis locally—through a coordinated effort involving the Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department, the Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office—DEA drug take back events are scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the following locations:
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center, 2001 Duke Street, Beaufort 
The Beaufort County Convenience Center, 104 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton.
Note- There will be no liquid medications, sharps, medical waste or inventory from medical practices accepted. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
Unable to Drop Off Prescription Drugs on Saturday?
In 2018 to provide a convenient and safe way for Beaufort County residents to dispose of unused and potential dangerous medications, prescription drug drop-off boxes were installed in Sheriff’s Office and government locations in Beaufort, Bluffton and on Hilton Head Island. Since the installation of the boxes, more than 1,400 pounds of unused prescription medications have been collected by Sheriff’s Office personnel. These prescription drugs were properly disposed of and kept out of the wrong hands. Residents can find the drug drop-off boxes at the following locations:
Main lobby of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center, 2001 Duke Street, Beaufort, SC 29902
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
2nd floor of the Beaufort County Government Center, 4819 Bluffton Parkway, Bluffton, SC 29910
8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Hilton Head Island
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
We appreciate your partnership and continued commitment to the safety of our community.

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office
2001 Duke St
Beaufort, SC 29902

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Non-emergencies: 843-255-3200

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