Apr 242014

Ptrl. Rachal Mead at the 2012 National Drug Take Back Initiative

Groton Officer. Rachal Mead at an earlier National Drug Take Back Initiative

The Groton Police Department is sponsoring the spring edition of its bi-annual national drug take back initiative Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 99 Pleasant Street.

This is an anonymous program aimed at getting all unwanted drugs out of your medicine cabinet, to help keep them out of the hands of children, out of the landfill and ultimately out of our water supply. according to press releases distributed by the national organizers. Unused or expired prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, supplements, pet meds, and related goods will be accepted anonymously. Police department spokespeople asked that all identifying information be removed from prescriptions, and to make sure that the caps on liquids are tight and secure.

More information on the national program is at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html. And information on the Groton Police program is at www.grotonpd.org, or available by calling 978 448-5555.