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DRUG TAKE BACK DAY TO BE
HELD IN PITTSFIELD AND NEWPORT
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and participating local law enforcement agencies are coordinating a nationwide drug "take-back" day. Stop by the Newport Police Department located at 27 Water Street or the Pittsfield Police Department located at 112 Somerset Avenue from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, April 29th to return unused or expired prescription medications. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day offers a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs. According to the DEA, last year over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines—about 447 tons—at almost 5,400 sites spread through all 50 states, beating its previous high of 390 tons in the spring of 2014 by 57 tons, or more than 114,000 pounds. Here in Maine, 31,960 lbs of unwanted medicine was collected.