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Windham County Sheriff's Office
PO Box 266, Newfane, VT 05345

17th Drug Take Back Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04/17/2019 3:45 PM

On Saturday April 27th the Windham County Sheriff’s Office, working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and in coordination with local law enforcement agencies and prevention coalitions serving Windham County, will participate in the 17TH National Drug Take Back Day. This initiative gives the communities the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Please keep in mind the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.
Disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazard!
Bring your medications for disposal on Saturday April 27th to any of the following locations:
-Windham County Sheriff's Office - 11 Jail St, Newfane
-Brattleboro Police Dept.- 62 Black Mtn Rd #101, Brattleboro
-Bellows Falls Police Dept.- 170 Rockingham St, Bellows Falls
-Wilmington Police Department- 2 E. Main St, Wilmington
-Dover Police Department- 245 VT 100, Dover
*All locations listed have permanent drop boxes located in the agencies lobby, and it is available for pill disposal during open lobby hours, no questions asked.

Please contact Lieutenant Jessica Fellows at (802)365-4942 or at jfellows@windhamcountyvt.gov for more information.



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