The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office participates in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Program. The Drug Take-Back Program provides citizens a way of disposing of their unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal. Environmental problems such as water and soil contamination result when people flush their medications down the toilet. Studies have shown that 80 percent of the U.S. streams contain small amounts of human medicines. Sewage systems simply can’t remove these medicines from water which them makes its way into lakes, rivers or oceans.
In addition, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office provides the public with a year round drug take-back program that allows anyone to drop off unused or unwanted prescription drugs at the agency’s manned district offices Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Homebound residents can also contact deputies to respond to their homes to collect the medications, which are destroyed.
- Administration Building, 50 2nd Street, Shalimar (call 651-7547 prior to visit)
- North End District Office, 197 E. James Lee Blvd, Crestview
- Destin Substation, 107 Stahlman Avenue, Destin
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection Disposal Sites & Events