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The original item was published from 4/26/2017 8:08:00 AM to 4/29/2017 2:05:05 PM.

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Westfield Police Department will take part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.  The Westfield Police Department is committed to doing everything in our power to combat the growing issue of drug abuse as a national problem, but more importantly right here in our own community.  Unused prescriptions can often fall into the wrong hands and many times act as the first step to drug abuse and dependence.  

On Saturday, April 29 between 10 am and 2 pm, bring your unused prescription pills to the Westfield Police Department at 15 Washington Street.  Officers will be standing by in the parking lot to collect your unused prescription pills and dispose of them properly.  Although we will take any and all pills, we will not be equipped to accept liquid or sharps.  Sharps can be disposed of at the Westfield Health Department located inside City Hall at 59 Court Street.  

If you are unable to come to the police station on April 29, you can still drop your unused prescription pills off at the police station 24 hours a day!  In the front lobby of the station is a large receptacle in which you can deposit your unused pills any time day or night.  

The Westfield Police Department would like to thank the community for your support and cooperation in this important endeavor aimed at reducing the availability and potential for drug abuse and addiction. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on April 29th between 10 am and 2 pm at 15 Washington Street.

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