STATE POLICE PARTICIPATE IN DRUG TAKE BACK PROGRAM
The Connecticut State Police is participating in a Drug Take Back Program across the State on Saturday, April 27, 2012. All State Police Troops and Resident State Troopers Offices will be prepared to accept prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed by patients. These drugs will be accepted and properly destroyed by the DEA.
Collection locations are as follows:
Troop D locations:
Brooklyn collection point: Mortlake Fire Company, 12 Canterbury Road, Brooklyn
All Troop D towns collection point: Troop D, 55 Westcott Road, Danielson
Other collection points: Jewett City’s Resident Trooper’s Office; North Stonington Resident Trooper’s Office; Sprague Resident Trooper’s Office and Preston Resident Trooper’s Office
Troop E locations:
Troop E, Montville
Ledyard Resident Trooper’s Office
Montville Police Department
East Lyme Resident Trooper’s Office
Troop K locations:
Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Hebron, Marlborough collection point: RHAM High School, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lebanon, Franklin, Windham collection point: Lebanon Resident Troopers Office, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Salem & Bozrah collection point: Salem Resident Troopers Office10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
East Haddam collection point: East Haddam Resident Troopers Office, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Colchester collection point: Colchester Resident Troopers Office, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Troop A locations:
Troop A, 90 Lakeside Road, Southbury
Troop B, 463 Ashley Falls Road, North Canaan
Troop L, 452 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Troop G, 149 Prospect Street, Bridgeport
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.
THIS IS A “NO QUESTIONS ASKED” PROGRAM.
LT. J. Paul Vance