Turn in any unused drugs Saturday

WINDHAM COUNTY- On Saturday, April 27, the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and in coordination with local law enforcement agencies and prevention coalitions serving Windham County, will participate in the 17th National Drug Take Back Day. This initiative gives the communities the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Please keep in mind the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Disposing of unused medicines, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazard. Bring medications for disposal on Saturday, April 27, to any of the following locations:
Windham County Sheriff’s Office, 11 Jail St, Newfane; Brattleboro Police Department, 62 Black Mtn Rd, #101, Brattleboro; Bellows Falls Police Department, 170 Rockingham Street, Bellows Falls; Wilmington Police Department, 2 East Main Street, Wilmington; Dover Police Department, 245 VT Route 100, Dover.
All locations listed have permanent drop boxes located in the lobby, and are available for pill disposal during open lobby hours, no questions asked.
For more information contact Lt. Jessica Fellows at (802)365-4942 or at jfellows@windhamcountyvt.gov.

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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