May 9, 2017… Glen Cove S.A.F.E. (Substance Abuse Free Environment), Glen Cove EMS and the Glen Cove Police Department recently partnered together to host another successful “Shed the Meds” program. Over 125 lbs. of unwanted and expired medicine and medical sharps were collected through resident drop-offs. “We greatly appreciate the efforts of S.A.F.E., our Police and EMS departments to provide this service to our residents,” said Mayor Reggie Spinello. . “This is the frontline on the war against prescription drug abuse and addiction,” said Dr. Sharon Harris, S.A.F.E. Executive Director. “The more unwanted meds we can remove from our community’s medicine cabinets through programs like this, the less likely they are to fall into the hands of a child, curious teenager or addict.” For Glen Cove residents who were unable to attend this spring’s “Shed the Meds” event, they can drop off any expired or unwanted medicine and medical sharps throughout the year at the Glen Cove Police Department for safe disposal.
Photo caption (L to R): Councilman Efraim Spagnoletti, Councilman Roderick Watson, Dr. Sharon Harris, Georgie Connett, Mayor Reggie Spinello, Anthony Jimenez, Rebecca Omaggio, Stephanie Nassani, Police Officer Loeffler, and Michael Zangari.