Trumbull Police Want Your Unneeded Prescription Drugs

There have been several overdoses this year, police said. The event is Saturday.

Take spring cleaning to a new level: your medicine cabinet.

Trumbull police want expired or unneeded prescription drugs, vitamins and over-the-counter medication. They can brought to the parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

"There has been a noticeable increase in drug abuse on a national level with trumbull having experienced several overdose victims since the beginning of 2012. Properly disposed of prescription drugs that are unused, discontinued, and outdated can greatly help reduce the risk of drug abuse," said Trumbull Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry. "Help us lower this risk by bringing all of your unused or outdated prescription drugs. Drive in, drop off, and drive out. It’s that simple."

The event, in its fourth year, will also include the Trumbull Rotary Club and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

According to a press release, last year's events nationally took in 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired medications. In three years, 498.5 tons have been gathered.

"With the continued support and hard work of local law enforcement agencies and community partners the past three events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse and has increased awareness of this critical public health issue," the release states.

Paul G. Littlefield April 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM
I don't see when this is supposed to take place. The article doesn't give a specific date. Does that mean any day from 10-2?
Anna Marie Szalan April 27, 2012 at 03:06 PM
This is a great thing the Trumbull Police are doing. Like other communities, Trumbull also has a serious drug problem. Concerned Grandmother
Chandra Johnson Greene April 27, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Hi Paul, the collection will take place tomorrow (April 28). Sorry for leaving that out!
Peg Perillie April 27, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Hi Paul - It is a one-day event nationwide. It is tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, at the Daniels Farm School Parking Lot from 10am to 2pm. Peg


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