This Saturday, Oct. 28th you have the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding your home of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with local law enforcement, community and tribal groups in their bi-annual Take Back Day.

Between 10 and 2 Saturday, you can take pills and other solid forms of medication to any number of local collection points. (The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps.)

“Disposing of leftover painkillers or other addictive medicines in the house is one of the best ways to prevent a member of your family from becoming a victim of the opioid epidemic,” said DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson. “More people start down the path of addiction through the misuse of opioid prescription drugs than any other substance.”  

Last April, the public turned in 450 tons of prescription drugs at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Here are the local police agencies participating in the Take Back Day:

COLLECTION SITE ADDRESS CITY
PRESQUE ISLE POLICE DEPARTMENT 43 NORTH STREET, STE 2 PRESQUE ISLE
FORT FAIRFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 18 COMMUNITY CENTER DRIVE FORT FAIRFIELD
WASHBURN POLICE DEPARTMENT 1287 MAIN STREET WASHBURN
CARIBOU POLICE DEPARTMENT 25 HIGH STREET CARIBOU
CARIBOU HIGH SCHOOL (Caribou PD) 308 SWEDEN STREET CARIBOU
LIMESTONE POLICE DEPARTMENT 93 MAIN STREET LIMESTONE
ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT 17 BRIDGHAM STREET ASHLAND
VAN BUREN POLICE DEPARTMENT 51 MAIN STREET VAN BUREN
HOULTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 97 MILITARY STREET HOULTON
AROOSTOOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 25 SCHOOL STREET HOULTON
MADAWASKA POLICE DEPARTMENT 428 MAIN STREET MADAWASKA
FORT KENT POLICE DEPARTMENT 416 WEST MAIN STREET FORT KENT

 

You can find other collection sites at www.DEATakeBack.com