Police Departments across Rhode Island and Bristol County participating in DEA Drug Take Back Day – Fall River Reporter

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With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration announces its 23rd Drug Take Back Day.
The event is scheduled for October 29th 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The last national take-back day was in April 2022. Just under 5,000 collection sites brought in 744,000 pounds of unwanted pills.
The collected medications will be disposed of at several incineration facilities throughout New England that will convert the pharmaceutical waste into clean, renewable energy for use by local communities.
Since 2010, this initiative has resulted in over 1.6 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste collected over twenty-two drug take back events in New England.
Studies indicate a majority of abused prescription drugs come from family and friends, including from home medicine cabinets.
DEA and its partners will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed.
Here are the area locations participating.
BLESSED TRINITY PARISH FALL RIVER
FALL RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT LOBBY DROP BOX
WESTPORT POLICE SUB STATION 595 STATE ROAD
SOMERSET POLICE DEPARTMENT
NEW BEDFORD POLICE DEPTARTMENT
REHOBOTH POLICE DEPARTMENT
RAYNHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
DIGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
ATTLEBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
TAUNTON POLICE DEPT. HEAD QUARTERS
NORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
MANSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
EASTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
BRISTOL POLICE DEPARTMENT
MIDDLETOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

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