January 22, 2018
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Bangor police, Penobscot sheriff’s office to accept unwanted prescription drugs

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
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BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office will collaborate on an effort to prevent drug abuse this weekend by hosting a drug take-back event.

Sgt. Paul Edwards said the public will have an opportunity 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday to dispose of unwanted prescription medication at locations throughout Bangor.

The locations include the Bangor police station on Main Street, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office on Hammond Street, and Cascade Park on State Street.

Controlled, noncontrolled and over the counter substances may be collected, and medication can be disposed of in its original container. Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed tightly to prevent leakage.

Due to potential hazard, injectable drugs and syringes will not be accepted. The service is free and anonymous.

For information, contact Jason McAmbley, Community Relations Officer, at 947-7384 ext. 5746.

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