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Vt. police and DEA sponsor drug 'take-back' day

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 27, 2013 at 7:32 am •  Published: April 27, 2013

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A number of Vermont police agencies and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration are going to be hold a "drug take-back" day.

The event is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at more than 26 locations across the state.

The event is intended as free, safe and convenient disposal for unused prescription medications.

Participants will not be asked any questions about their medical health or other personal information.

Officials say this is the preferred method of disposing of unwanted medications. Flushing medications is not a recommended disposal method.

Last year two drug take back days collected 3,405 pounds of prescription drugs.

The locations where drugs can be taken can be found on the Vermont State Police website or people can call their local sheriff's department.


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