On Saturday, April 28, 2012, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites established throughout the country.
The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
This one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse.
* The program is anonymous.
* Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules accepted.
* Intra-venous solutions, injectables, and needles will NOT be accepted.
* Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are NOT a part of this initiative.
OTHER REGIONAL LOCATIONS
Southbury Resident Trooper’s Office - 421 Main Street South
Bethlehem Resident Trooper’s Office - 36 Main Street South
Prospect Resident State Trooper’s Office - 8 Center Street
Wolcott Police Department - 225 Nichols Road
For more information or to find other collection sites, visit the US DEA National Take-Back Initiative website