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New Bedford Police Department to host National Drug Take Back Day


NBPD Headquarters at 871 Rockdale Ave. will be the New Bedford drop-off location for National Drug Take Back Day set for April 24 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

National Drug Take Back Day is a biannual, free, no-questions-asked event that gives the community the opportunity to aid in the fight against substance use disorder by disposing of potentially dangerous expired, unwanted, or unused prescription drugs. As part of the event, residents can drop off unwanted pills or patches. Liquids, needles and syringes are not accepted.

“The event offers a safe and secure way help eliminate the risk of these drugs, being misused and abused,” said Chief Joseph Cordeiro. “It’s another pathway to preventing potentially deadly drugs from reaching our streets.”

Social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the event. Masks or cloth face coverings are required amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or Take Back Day please visit. https://takebackday.dea.gov/.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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