Local agencies participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Arkansas

Plains Township police were among local police departments taking part in "National Drug Take Back Day".

In Osceola County, officials with the Sheriff's Office said they collected more than 680 pounds of unused, unwanted prescriptions in four hours. It was one of several locations throughout the Portland area for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

There were drop off spots across the Coastal Bend. The program is free and no questions are asked. Police said that disposing of medications the correct way can keep them out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them. That's more than the number of people abusing cocaine, hallucinogens and heroin combined, according to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Ultimately, the medication ends up being incinerated.

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"It leads to possible theft, usage by younger people and abuse", he said. "It is just an opportunity for them to get rid of that and dispose of it, without any worries", said William Schrom, Chemung County Undersheriff. "The other thing is we do not want is (medication) in a water system". Each time it was full with about 13 to 14 pounds of medication.

There's a separate drop-off box for syringes also in the lobby.

Volunteer nurses from Maine Medical Center saw a steady stream of business Saturday at the Back Cove parking lot in Portland as dozens of people dropped off their unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

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