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Drug take back event to be held Saturday in Groton City

Groton — People can bring their unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the City of Groton Municipal Building at 295 Meridian St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

As part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, the City of Groton Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration "will give the public its 18th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs," according to a news release from city police. The site can accept only pills or patches, but not liquids, needles or sharp objects, according to the news release.

"The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked," the release states.

Last October, 5,839 sites participated in the drug take back day, collecting a total of 914,236 pounds of prescription drugs, according to the National Prescription Drug Take Back website

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