Local residents were asked to clean out their medicine cabinets, and people in Wilkes County answered the call! On Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Operation Medicine Drop events were held across North Carolina to safely collect and destroy expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications. The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office, Wilkesboro Police Department, Wilkes County Health Department and Safe Kids Wilkes County held an event at Wal-Mart, Wilkesboro and collected 26,892 dosages of medication. Major David Carson of the Wilkes Sheriff’s Office says removing unused medication from your home is very important. AIR Operation Medicine Drop is an effort coordinated by North Carolina Department of Insurance, Safe Kids North Carolina, the State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Riverkeepers of NC and local groups to prevent accidental poisonings, substance abuse and protect our waters.