Do you know the underage drinking laws?

It doesn’t make you the “cool” parent to let your teen and their friends drink. Even if you’d rather know where they are and think it’s safer than being out. Familiarize yourself with these laws… What you don’t know could cost you.

It is ILLEGAL for anyone to give alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21.

No, it doesn’t matter that it’s YOUR child. Parents providing alcoholic beverages to anyone under the age of 21 is ILLEGAL – including your own children. Any adult who hosts, or provides alcohol to minors can be HELD CRIMINALLY AND CIVILLY LIABLE!

Penalties may include: Driver license revoked for up to 1 year, 25+ hours of community service, and/or possible jail time!

Under 21?

Driving after consuming any amount of alcohol = IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF LICENSE

It is ILLEGAL to purchase, possess, or consume alcohol!

Thinking about using that fake ID?

Is it really worth it for a buzz?

One year license revocation, $200 fine and get charged with a class 1 misdemeanor and a possible FELONY – not to mention additional fines, and court costs up to $500, community service and possible jail time.



Store medications in secure locations such as: Lock-boxes, Medication safes, or other lockable spaces.

Avoid storage places where children and others can easily access, such as: Drawers, Nightstands, or kitchen cabinets

How to Dispose of Medications

Once finished with a prescription medication, you have three options for disposal… Safely dispose of medications by placing them in a local drug drop-box:

  1. Lobby of Buncombe Sheriff’s Office – 339 New Leicester Highway, Leicester
  2. Lobby of Buncombe County Courthouse – 60 Court Plaza,
  3. Downtown Asheville Lobby of Asheville Police Department – 100 Court Plaza

Take advantage of community drug take-back programs that allow the public to bring unused medications to central locations for proper disposal.

No drop-box or take back near you?

Dispose medications safely at home: Remove pills from bottle and mix them with undesirable substances such as kitty litter or coffee grounds. Throw away the sealed mixture into the trash. Remove the prescription label and dispose of the empty bottle.