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Dover Collects Over 300lbs of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On Saturday April 27th the Dover Police Department, Dover Coalition for Youth and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) participated in the National Drug Take Back Program. The city claimed the top spot among other NH locations, collecting 315 pounds of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. New Hampshire collected 5681 pounds total with 82 participating towns and cities. 

This is the sixth national take back initiative that Dover has participated in. The last five events have resulted in over 500 pounds of drugs being collected. “The turnout from previous events clearly demonstrates that people are looking for a safe way to dispose of their medications.” said Chief Anthony Colarusso of the Dover Police Department.

This event is held nationwide to provide the public with a safe way to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs. This take back aims to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of these medications.


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