On Saturday, April 27th the Dudley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration conducted another prescription “Drug Take Back Day” event.
For the 14th time in Dudley, the public had the opportunity to provide for safe disposal of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The free and anonymous service was well attended in Dudley with over 50 people dropping off a large quantity of prescriptions. Police say a total of 8 boxes were turned in for disposal.
There were also 3 needle drop boxes for those needed to dispose of medical sharps. This event was so successful another one is planned for later this Fall.
This program was started to prevent unused prescribed drugs getting into the hands of others. Drugs that are stored in homes are more likely to be misused or abused.
The Dudley Police Department maintains a prescription disposal kiosk year-round in the lobby of the police station that you can dispose of medication any at any time.