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West Hartford Will Participate in Program for Safe Drug Disposal

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National Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 29, 2017, and will take place in the West Hartford Town Hall parking lot.

Submitted by the Town of West Hartford

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the West Hartford Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration 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 in the Town Hall parking lot from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. The program is anonymous and free of charge. Enter via Raymond Road; volunteers will be on hand to take items from your vehicle.

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, will be accepted.

NOT ACCEPTED: Intra-venous solutions, injectable medicines, and needles will not be accepted. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative.

For more information, contact Lt. Samuel Ferrucci of the West Hartford Police Department at [email protected] or 860-570-8845.

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