Myrtle Beach police want old, unused medications

The Myrtle Beach Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are teaming up Sept. 29 to collect drugs and medications from the public that are unused, unwanted and expired.

A Take Back Initiative in April collected 3,763 pounds of unwanted drugs statewide, according to information from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The local collection point Sept. 29 will be Myrtle Beach Fire Station No. 3 at 2108 S. Kings Hwy. The time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The police department maintains a drug drop box in the customer service area of the police department at 1101 N. Oak Street where people can leave old and unwanted drugs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The police ask that no liquids or needles be among the drugs dropped off.