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The Rehoboth Police Department is Taking Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs

April 22nd, 2023

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REHOBOTH EVENT IS BEING HELD AT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 10am-2pm.

The Rehoboth Police Department will be taking part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s 24th National Take Back Initiative. This event will take place on April 22nd, 2023. Since 2010, this initiative has resulted in over 1.6 million pounds of pharmaceutical waste collected over twenty-three drug take back events in New England. The collected medications will be disposed at several incineration facilities located throughout New England that will convert the pharmaceutical waste into clean renewable energy to be utilized by local communities. The Rehoboth Police Department has been participating in the National Take Back Initiative since 2019. In the four years that we have participated the Rehoboth Police Department has collected 446 pounds of pharmaceutical waste.

The DEA and its partners will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs. Liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps, and illegal drugs will not be accepted. DEA will continue to accept vaping devices and cartridges at its drop off locations provided lithium batteries are removed.

Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA is working to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.

Learn more about the event and find a local collection site at www.deatakeback.com,  or by calling 800-882-9539.

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