Have unused medications? Here's where you can drop them off this Saturday

Several local agencies will accept unwanted medications Saturday as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

In a news release, the Southeastern Regional Action Council, or SERAC, said most of the more than 6 million U.S. citizens who misuse prescription drugs annually say they got the medications from family members or friends.

Saturday’s event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in most cases, provides “an opportunity for you to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by cleaning out your medicine cabinets,” SERAC said.

Those who drop off medications can do so anonymously.

Local participating agencies include:

  • Griswold PRIDE, Griswold Town Hall, 28 Main St., 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Groton Local Prevention Council, Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road
  • City of Groton Police, 295 Meridian St.
  • Ledyard Prevention Coalition, Ledyard Police Department, 737 Colonel Ledyard Highway
  • Lyme Youth Service Bureau, Old Lyme Fire House, 69 Lyme St.
  • Norwich Police Department, 70 Thames St.
  • Norwich Prevention Council and local high schools, Fontaine Field, 21 Mahan Drive
  • Putman Police Department, Farmers Market, 18 Kennedy Drive
  • Windham PRIDE and Willimantic Police Department, 42 Meadow St., Willimantic

For more information about SERAC or the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, visit 228 W. Town St. in Norwich or call (860) 848-2800.

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