Berlin Police in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency is conducting the third annual “Take Back” initiative to remove expired and unused prescription drugs from homes. On Saturday April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. residents can drop off the unwanted drugs at Town Hall, 240 Kensington Road.
The service is free and anonymous and no questions will be asked. Residents need only drive up the Town Hall driveway to drop the drugs into a curbside box without getting out of their vehicle. The initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse, theft and environmental problems.
This national initiative sponsored by the DEA will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. Unused medicine that is flushed down the drain can result in contamination of groundwater and surface water.
Questions regarding Berlin’s program may contact Sergeant Thomas Hodolitz of the police department at (860) 828-7080.