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Drug Collection Event Scheduled At Police Station

Published: October 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Newtown Police Department will jointly sponsor a drug collection event from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 28, at the police station at 3 Main Street.


At the event, residents will be able to safely and anonymously dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for free without being asked any questions, according to police.


Pills and drug patches will be accepted for disposal, but liquids, needles, and sharps will not be accepted.
The event is intended to prevent potential prescription drug theft and abuse, police said.


Police urge that residents not discard unwanted drugs in their trash or by flushing them down a toilet due to the health and safety hazards posed by such disposal methods.


The event on October 28 marks the 14th time that the DEA and town police have held such a drug disposal project.


Notably, the police station lobby contains a large gray metallic drug collection receptacle where residents may discard of their unwanted prescription drugs seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


 

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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