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Drop off unwanted drugs today


GREENPORT—The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Columbia County will be held this Saturday, October 26, according to a press release from Sheriff David Harrison, Jr.

There will be two drop off locations: the Public Safety Facility, 85 Industrial Tract and the Sheriff’s Office Hillsdale Substation at 2684 State Route 23. Both locations will accept unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Needles, IV bags, creams or liquids cannot be accepted. These items usually have directions with them for proper disposal.

The drop off of unwanted prescription drugs is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Prescription Take-Back Day is a national program of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, (DEA), and allows anyone who wishes to dispose of any potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, to give them to law enforcement agencies who have partnered with the DEA. These agencies will then work with the DEA to dispose of the prescription drugs properly and safely.

For more information go towww.dea.gov, click on the “Got Drugs” icon or call the Sheriff’s Office at 518 828-3344.


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