2014-04-18 / Community

Precinct Prescription Drug Drop-Off

By Dan Guarino

The 100th Precinct and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are teaming up to help Rockaway clear out unused prescription meds.

On Saturday, April 26, the DEA will be holding its Seventh National DEA Prescription Pill Take-Back Day.

DEA personnel will be at the 100th precinct from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to drop-off any unused prescription medication.

This is an opportunity for the general public to safely dispose of unused, unneeded and expired prescription drugs.

In a public statement, the DEA explained that “Prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the past few years because people have access to neighbors, relatives and friends’ medicine cabinets. This initiative is to properly and safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications, getting them out of reach of those who are not the person that has the prescription.”

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