Pound Ridge Police To Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs

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The Pound Ridge Police Department is taking back unwanted prescription drugs on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photo Credit: Virginia Guard Public Affairs

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pound Ridge Police Department will collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at the police station on Saturday, April 27.

The purpose of the initiative is to prevent pill abuse and theft. The DEA reminds the public that a large number of accidental poisonings and overdoses are due to the accumulation of old medicines.

Last September, the DEA collected more than 244 tons of prescription drugs from more than 5,000 sites through the country, bringing the cumulative total to more than 2 million pounds over five initiatives.

Pound Ridge Police will accept the drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The service is free and anonymous. The Pound Ridge Police Station is at 177 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge.

For further information, go to the DEA website.

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The collection of unwanted medicines also protects the environment. Pharmaceuticals and other personal care products (PCP) are found in the streams and rivers of New York. The old method of disposing of PCPs down the drain is no longer acceptable. Bring them on April 27 to the Pound Ridge Police!

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