The annual Maine Sheriff’s Association/Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, Statewide Drug Take Back Day will be in operation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is the coordinator for Somerset County. The Drug Take Back Day allows citizens a chance to turn in any unwanted medications/drugs that they have, so the medications/drugs can be disposed of properly and in an environmentally friendly manner. In 2015 and 2016, 1,772 pounds of unwanted medications/drugs were collected during the three drug Take Back Days held in Somerset County.
Citizens of Somerset County can drop off their unwanted medications/drugs, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the following locations:
— Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, 131 East Madison Road, Madison.
— Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Madison Division Office, Weston Avenue, Madison.
— Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Jackman Office, Heald Stream Road, Jackman.
— Maine State Police, Troop C Barracks, West Front Street, Skowhegan.
— Skowhegan Police Department, Water Street, Skowhegan.
— Fairfield Police Department, Water Street, Fairfield.
— Pittsfield Police Department, Somerset Avenue, Pittsfield.
If any citizens have medications/drugs that they wish to turn in, but are unable to make it to a drop off location, please contact the closest police agency listed above, or the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office at 474-6885, and arrangements will be made to pick up the medications/drugs.