Pueblo police announce "Drug Take Back Day"

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

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The drug take back will take place from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. on April 28 at the Caldwell Police Department at 110 South 5th Avenue in Caldwell.

For further information call the Milford Police Crime Prevention Unit at 203-874-2366 or visit the DEA website at dea.gov and click on "National Prescription Take-Back Day". That is nearly six tons more than was collected at last spring's event.

Unused or expired medications should be disposed of properly when they are no longer needed as medicines may lose their effectiveness after the expiration date and improper use of prescription drugs can be as unsafe as illegal drug use, the AG's Office states.

Since launching the nationwide Drug Take-Back Day effort in 2010, the DEA and its partners have collected more than nine million pounds - about 4,500 tons - of medication.

"Prescription drug misuse continues to be a serious concern", said Attorney General Russell Suzuki.

At the last three take-back events, officials have collected over 380 pounds of unwanted or expired drugs.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year, in April and October.

MSP collection sites can be found here.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to theft, misuse and abuse. Helping people to dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA is working to reduce the addiction and overdose deaths plaguing this country due to opioid medications. State and local law enforcement agencies and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially unsafe expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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