Medicine disposal kits available

  • Lorrie Ross • Clay County Progress
    Lorrie Ross • Clay County Progress

Hayesville Mayor Harry Baughn presents a medicine disposal kit and a medication lock box to Clay County Director of Emergency Services Ricky Lancaster for the county's paramedicine program. Baughn is a board member for the community prevention coalition, People of Clay Coalition Allies for Recovery and Education. The coalition received 50 of the lock boxes from the N.C. Lock Your Meds program and 100 Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems courtesy of Safe Project to coincide with an educational Facebook Live event taught by Clay County Health Department Health Educator Alex Gilpin. Kings Pharmacy, on Highway 69 south in Hayesville, will be the distribution point for the community to receive the free kits and lockboxes. To become involved with People of Clay CARE, call (828) 226-3048 or like People of Clay CARE on Facebook, where educational information is posted regularly.