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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another Westport Drug “Take-Back Day” on Saturday

Seven months after Westport’s highly successful drug prescription “Take-Back Day,” residents will get another chance on Saturday to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. WestportNow.com Image
Westport Police Officer Ned Batlin collects drugs at Westport Town Hall last September. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

In cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, police will be at the rear of Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting unwanted prescription drugs. The Westport effort last September yielded more than 100 pounds of prescription drugs. (See WestportNow Sept. 27, 2010)

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked, said Police Captain Sam Arciola.

Last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds—121 tons—of prescription drugs at almost 4,100 sites operated by the DEA and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners. 

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Posted 04/26/11 at 08:04 PM  Permalink



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