23 Aug 2014
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Saturday is Prescription Drug Take-back Day

Dispose of unwanted medication safely.

Saturday is Prescription Drug Take-back Day

This Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., residents can dispose of unwanted medication safely. According to NorthShoreAlert, the mass communication system for the peninsula, residents can bring unwanted medication to one of three locations:

  • Sands Point Police Department
  • Port Washington Police District
  • Nassau County Police (former 6th Precinct), 100 Community Dr, Manhasset

The effort is part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, in coordination with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Police say there will be no questions asked, and participants will remain anonymous. 

This initiative is vital to public safety and public health, and provides a secure option to those who want to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs, police say.

According to police, each day 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time. The majority of these drugs, police say, are obtained from family and frirends and the home medicine cabinet. 

Satturday is also Pride in Port. Main Street from Belleview Avenue to Port Washington Boulevard will be closed at 10 a.m. because of the parade. At 11:30 a.m., Port Washington Boulevard will also be closed from Main Street to Campus Drive. All roads will be open by 1:00 p.m. Be sure to use alternate routes if you are traveling to police headquarters for Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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