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Mass. police to offer drop boxes for drugs

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2013 at 9:14 am •  Published: February 9, 2013
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Fifteen police departments in western Massachusetts are offering permanent drop-off boxes where residents can dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan and the state Department of Public Health plan to unveil the new boxes this week.

Previously, Sullivan's office has participated in National Prescription Drug Days to allow residents to get rid of unwanted drugs.

Now, permanent drop boxes will be located at police stations in Amherst, Athol, Belchertown, Erving, Easthampton, Deerfield, Granby, Greenfield, Hadley, Montague, Northampton, Orange, South Hadley, Sunderland and Ware.

Prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins and veterinary medications can be dropped in the boxes.

Needles, liquid medications, IV equipment and chemotherapy drugs will not be accepted.


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