Drug Take Back Day is Saturday in Weston

Residents may safely dispose of their old or unused prescription drugs at the Weston Police Department this Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 to 2.

The collection is part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day across the country. There will be a special box in the lobby of the main office of the Weston Police Department at town hall for unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Weston Police Sergeant Mike Ferullo will be supervising the collection.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to dispose of accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs,” said Weston Police Chief John Troxell.

A lot of people have drugs in their cabinets they may have forgotten about, Chief Troxell said, and because Weston has septic systems, it’s not a good idea to flush them down the toilet. “People can bring the drugs to our office and drop them off in the box. We don’t take names,” he said.

The collection is sponsored and overseen by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which will collect the drugs from the police and dispose of them.

This is the first time Weston has participated in the program. “I think it’s a good idea because unused prescription drugs can lead to accidental poisoning or abuse,” Chief Troxell said.

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