DA’s office, police departments holding Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Staff Report
Published: 10/28/2022 9:10:32 PM

Local residents are invited to locations in nine Hampshire County communities to safely discard unneeded medications for humans and pets as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, a collective effort to prevent misuse or accidental ingestion. 

Take Back collections are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at police departments in Hadley, Pelham and South Hadley; Amherst’s Wildwood Elementary School; the Town Common in Belchertown; Easthampton Public Safety Complex fire bays; Smith Vocational and Agricultural  High School in Northampton; Williams Hardware in Williamsburg; and the Worthington’s Highway Department. 

In Franklin County, people can drop off unwanted drugs at the police stations in Greenfield, Deerfield, Leverett, Montague and Sunderland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Northwestern district attorney’s office is teaming up with the Franklin and Hampshire county sheriff’s offices, the county-based TRIAD initiatives, local police departments and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to host the event.

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