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Rochester, Dover police to collect expired prescription drugs
Residents will have at least two opportunities to stop by free drug turn-in points, at Rochester Police Department at 23 Wakefield St. or the Dover Police Department at 46 Locust St., April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This is the seventh time Dover police will be hosting the turn-in, which has previously resulted in the collection and disposal of more than 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs in the area.
Neither needles nor sharps will be accepted at the collection points.
According to a release from Dover Coalition for Youth Coordinator Vicki Herbert, “70 percent of teens who abuse prescription drugs obtained the medicine from family or friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition to the potential danger of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs, the DEA advises against flushing unused medicine or throwing pills in the trash.
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