Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs

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Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs

Winter Park police said it took back more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs during the last collection in the spring.

Many citizens are not aware of how to properly dispose of their unused medications.

It's National Drug Take Back Day and the Barling Police Department partnered with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Saturday (Oct. 27). Help put a stop to that this Saturday with the annual Drug Take Back Day.

The Elmhurst Police Department will be collecting expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs as part of a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration for Prescription Take Back Day. MSP Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue says troopers see daily the devastation caused by opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses and ask people check their homes and get rid of any medications no longer needed.

Consumers can safely and anonymously drop off prescription drugs at any one of the 20 designated Tops supermarkets any time of year during normal pharmacy hours. Participants are encouraged to remove labels or black-out information beforehand.

PFPD is offering a coupon for a free cup of Krispy Kreme Coffee or an Original Glazed Doughnut to people that participate in their Drug Take Back Event.

The message is, don't flush your expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions, turn them in. It also says that flushing medications or throwing them in the trash is a danger to waterways and wildlife.

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