Camden police to hold prescription collection event
Camden — The Camden Police Department will host a prescription drug turn-in day Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Camden Police Station, 31 Washington St.
The initiative is an effort by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, working with state and local law enforcement, to focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from the state's medicine cabinets.
Persons wishing to dispose of over-the-counter and prescriptions drugs that are either expired or no longer needed may drop them off and dispose of the drugs by placing them in a designated disposal box, either in the original container, or by disposing of the prescription directly into the box. No identification is necessary for participants to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids, such as cough syrup, should remain in the original container with the cap tightly secured to prevent leakage. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted because of the potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not accepted as part of this initiative.
Lincolnville Police are also holding a collection at the Lincolnville Town Office, 493 Hope Road.