The Shelburne Police Department and Kinney Drugs will be prepared to accept unused or unwanted prescription medications on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 am-2 pm. Drug Take Back Day is a law enforcement effort to assist with the proper disposal of medicines. Pills should not be flushed or thrown away but instead brought to a location for proper disposal. No identification or questions are asked at these sites. Law Enforcement through Vermont join together in this effort to remove unused or unwanted prescription drugs from homes in an attempt to reduce the abuse or misuse of prescribed medicines.
Vermont law enforcement has collected 5,798 pounds of prescription drugs during Drug Take Back Days since 2012. For additional information about Prescription drug use and abuse in Vermont, as well as how to report this type of activity, visit www.vsp.vermont.gov/drugdiversion.