Thursday, May 16, 2013

Claremont police aid in drug take-back efforts

On Saturday, April 27, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Claremont Police Department collected 500 pounds of medication from members of the community as part of the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
Though the event has ended, the Claremont Police Department continues to offer its service in safely disposing medication year round. A prescription drug drop off box is available in the police department lobby during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday. Officers ask that you place prescription drugs in a Ziploc bag for disposal in the drop box. The drop-off is limited to prescription drugs only. For more information, call 399-5411. 

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