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Connecticut State Police Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day




STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2017
Connecticut State Police Participate in National Drug Take-Back Day

Middletown, CT. (October 26, 2017): Connecticut State Police participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug take-back program.

Saturday October 28, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Connecticut State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to one of the sites listed below. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them.  The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.  Local law enforcement agencies like the Connecticut State Police and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.


All state police locations are available for drop-off, however if you want to participate specifically in National Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday October 28, 2017 please bring your medications to one of the following locations for disposal:
Resident State Trooper Offices:
Beacon Falls      119 North Main St., Beacon Falls
Bethany             40 Peck Rd., Bethany
Bethlehem         36 Main St. South, Bethlehem
Burlington          200 Spielman Hwy., Burlington
Chester                203 Middlesex Ave., Chester
Ellington              33 Arbor Way, Ellington
Griswold               39 Wedgewood Ave., Jewett City
Haddam                30 Field Park Dr., Haddam
Harwinton            100 Bentley Dr., Harwinton
Kent                      41 Green Blvd., Kent
Killingly Resident Trooper at the Walgreens Store    1093 North Main Street, Dayville
Killingworth         242 Route 81, Killingworth
Middlefield           405 Main St., Middlefield
North Stonington  40 Main St., North Stonington
Old Lyme  294 Shore Rd., Old Lyme
Preston                   389 Route 2, Preston
Prospect                 8 Center St., Prospect
Sprague                   1 Main St., Sprague
Westbrook              1163 Boston Post Rd., Westbrook
Woodbury              271 Main St. South, Woodbury

Troop I-Bethany 631 Amity Road, Bethany
Troop L-Litchfield 452A Bantam Road, Litchfield
Permanent State Police drop box locations, available year-round, 24 hours a day, are as follows:
Troop A-Southbury 90 Lakeside Road, Southbury
Troop B-North Canaan 463B Ashley Falls Road, North Canaan
Troop C-Tolland 1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland
Troop D-Danielson 55 Wescott Road, Danielson
Troop E-Montville I-395 North (exits 6-9), Montville
Troop F-Westbrook 315 Spencer Plains Road, Westbrook
Troop G-Bridgeport 149 Prospect Street, Bridgeport
Troop H-Hartford 100R Washington Street, Hartford
Troop I-Bethany 631 Amity Road, Bethany
Troop K-Colchester 15A Old Hartford Road, Colchester
Troop L-Litchfield 452A Bantam Road, Litchfield
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