Mainers Safely Dispose of Drugs for National Drug Take-Back Day
Mainers are getting rid of unwanted prescription drugs in a safe way.It’s part of the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.Over 160 locations around the Pine Tree State took unwanted and expired drugs on Saturday.In the previous five years, more than 2 million pounds of prescription drugs have been turned in around the U-S. The initiative is put on each year by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.It’s a safe alternative to flushing medicine down the toilet or throwing it in the trash. Penobscot County Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Deputy Troy Morton said, “Not only is it safe for you to make sure that you’re not taking medication that’s old, but it’s a safe way for the environment to get rid of it.”If you couldn’t make it out today, you can stop by the Bangor Police Department or Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office. They have drop boxes year round.To find one closer to you, check with your local law enforcement.