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Newtown Police to participate in DEA Drug Takeback Day

The Newtown Police Department and other law enforcement agencies nationwide are partnering with the DEA for the annual Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.  Residents can bring their expired, unwanted,and unused prescription medications to the Newtown Police Department at 191 South Main Street Saturday from 10am to 2pm. 

They will collect tablets, capsules, patches and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes, and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

The Drug Take Back Days are conducted twice a year in April and October.

The Newtown Police Department currently does not have a Drug Drop Box in their lobby. Since July 2018, pharmacies in Connecticut have been authorized to dispose of prescription medications. Some pharmacies in Connecticut have installed Drug Drop Boxes. Currently no Newtown pharmacies have Drug Drop Boxes but the local pharmacies will assist customers with the safe disposal of medications.

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