Yarmouth Police participate in national drug take-back day

Saturday, April 29th

From the Yarmouth Police Department:

Yarmouth Police Participate in National Drug Take Back Day Spring 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM the Yarmouth Police Department—in collaboration with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration—will participate in a nationwide effort to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from our community.

Unused and out of date medicines are a danger to society and can be the subject of theft and misuse. In addition—flushing medications down the sink or toilet can cause contamination of our water supply.

All citizens are urged to visit Yarmouth Police Department between the hours of 10AM an 2PM on Saturday, April 29th and dispose of their unwanted or expired medications—including medications for pets and other animals—in this proper and innovative manner.

This one-day nationwide effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse and is similar to the previous initiatives conducted in Yarmouth which resulted in approximately $2 million dollars’ worth of unwanted prescription drugs removed from our community.

The program is anonymous.

All prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, i.e. tablets and capsules will be accepted.

There is no fee to participate

Please keep in mind that in addition to this special one day DEA nationwide event—the Yarmouth Police Department has a secured Drug Turn In Drop Box in our headquarters lobby that is open to the public anytime 24/7. Drugs can be turned in to the box anytime throughout the year.


10AM to 2PM

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