BERLIN - Over 252 pounds of prescription drugs were collected by the police on Oct. 28.
“We’d like to thank all of the Berlin residents who stopped by and turned in their unused or expired medication for safe disposal,” said Deputy Police Chief Chris Ciuci.
The collection ran from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and residents could drop off unwanted drugs at no cost and with anonymity guaranteed, no questions asked.
The collection was held in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency as part of National Prescription Take-back Day.
The effort aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.
“This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction,” a release previewing the day stated. “Unused medicine that is flushed down the drain can result in contamination of ground and surface water.”
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or email@example.com.