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Nearly 60lbs unwanted prescription meds collected in Ridgefield during take back event

During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, the Ridgefield Police Department collected a total of 59.5 pounds of unwanted, unused medications.  The take back event is anonymous, with no questions asked.  Police Departments across the state participated in the event.  The Ridgefield Police Station has a drop box available 24-7.  The Ridgefield Prevention Council also took part in the event over the weekend.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse.  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.

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Dave Rinelli

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