Shred-a-Thon and Drug Take Back Breaks Records in Tamarac at Kings Point

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 By: Sharon Aron Baron

On March 8th, Broward Sheriff’s Office held a Shred-A-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet prescription drug take back event in Kings Point in Tamarac where 502 cars lined up to take part, beating last years record of 478.

In total 19,000 pounds of documents were shredded.

Residents in Tamarac not only brought their documents to be safely shredded but they received a $5 gift card from Publix for unused or expired prescription medication.  According to Jonathon Fishman of the Community Affairs Division, 276 Gift Cards were given out and over 24,000 non-controlled pills were collected, including  4,066 controlled units, which included the drugs Oxycodone and Hydrocodone.

Sheriff Scott Israel came by and said hello along with Tamarac’s newly appointed Captain Neal Glassman who was on hand to meet residents.

The Shred-A-Thon provides residents with a safe way to dispose of their personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other paperwork that contains sensitive information. The service is free of charge. There’s a limit of five boxes per person. The Shred-A-Thon events began in Broward County in May 2008, as a joint initiative by the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Attorney General’s Office, with the assistance of UNISHRED and The National Association of TRIADS.

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Tamarac Deputy Carl Fitzgerald, Captain Neal Glassman, Deputy Brad Miller

Sheriff Scott Israel - Courtesy of BSO

Sheriff Scott Israel – Courtesy of BSO 

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Bloodhound puppy visiting who is in foster care and is in training to one day work for BSO

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Lt. Colonel Kim Spadaro and Bloodhound puppies in-training pose for a photo

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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