Cops push prescription medicine drop off

"Operation Medicine Cabinet" will dispose of any prescription drugs with no questions asked. (4/23/14)

NYACK - There is a big push going on right now to keep prescription drugs out of the hands of young people.

It's called "Operation Medicine Cabinet" and involves drop-off boxes that can be found in all police departments in Rockland County.

The latest collection drive has netted about 700 pounds of which will soon be incinerated. Officials say these drugs in the wrong hands lead to worse things. "The cost of these drugs, $90 a pill for oxycontin on the streets of Rockland County. When the kids can no longer afford it, it goes all the way down to that $5 bag of heroin. Last year we had 12 deaths in Rockland County," Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco says.

Sheriff Falco says the prescription drugs should be placed in a bag and then put in the collection boxes. He stresses no questions will be asked.

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