Berlin police to hold "Drug Take Back" Day Oct. 28

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:59
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BERLIN - Berlin Police in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is conducting a “Drug Take Back” initiative to remove expired and unused prescription drugs from homes.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted drugs at our collection point located in the upper parking lot of Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road.

Last year our efforts led to the collection of over 200 pounds of expired and unused prescription drugs and we hope to increase this amount during this year’s event.

There is no cost involved with the service, it’s anonymous, and no questions will be asked. Berlin residents can travel up the Town Hall complex driveway and drop their drugs into a curbside box without getting out of their vehicle.

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. An officer will be stationed on-site to answer any questions.

This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.

Unused medicine that is flushed down the drain can result in contamination of ground and surface water.

-    Berlin Police Department

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 21:59. Updated: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 22:02.