Danbury and other police departments around the state are participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration's prescription drug take back day. State Police spokeswoman Trooper Kelly Grant says this is an opportunity for people to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
Prescription drugs that languish in medicine cabinets create a public health and safety concern because they are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.
Local collection sites include the police stations in Danbury, Newtown and Weston. Resident State Trooper Offices in New Fairfield, Sherman, Bridgewater, Roxbury and Oxford will be collecting. Bissell Pharmacy on Governor Street is serving as the collection site for Ridgefield Police. The Sherman firehouse on Route 39 and Easton Library are also collection sites today.
The Drug Take Back Day event is from 10am until 2pm.
Ridgefield and other Police Departments also have a drug take-back box in their front lobby year round, for anonymous drop off.