Greenwood Lake Police & Coalition Support National Drug Give Back Day

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Mary Parish Sheriff's Office will participate Saturday in National Drug Take Back Day.

Hundreds of municipalities across the state of NY and the country will have easy, no questions asked drop-off sites at police departments, pharmacies and other locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The office collected 700 pounds of medications at its last such event in October, according to the release.

Medications that will be accepted are controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medications, all solid dosage products and liquids kept in the original container.

There are no other prescription drug take back events in Cumberland County listed on the DEA's website.

People who want to dispose of the medications may simply drive up to either location.

Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse.

New Mexico's Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD), a division of the Human Services Department, is partnering on this drug take back initiative, while ensuring drug disposal receptacles are available throughout New Mexico each day of the year.

"The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked", according to a press release from the department.

Unused or expired prescription medication are a public safety issue, leading to potential accidental poisoning, misuse, and overdose. "Taking just a few minutes of your weekend to clean out your medicine cabinet and get rid of unneeded medication can be a huge step forward in making your home and you family safer", he said. Many are permanent drop boxes located at police stations.