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The Berlin Police Department in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting a “Drug Take Back” initiative to remove expired and unused prescription drugs from homes.
The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted drugs at the collection point located in the upper parking lot of Berlin Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road.
The department’s efforts earlier this year, in April, led to the collection of almost 100 pounds of expired and unused prescription drugs.
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 of 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.
Additional information can be found at deatakeback.com.
The Berlin police have a drug collection unit in the lobby of police headquarters that can be used year-round.
For more information, contact Sergeant John McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-828-7191.