More than 100 collection locations across the Granite State will participate in National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, April 28
Lt. Brian Kenney is with the Nashua Police Department which will set up a drive-thru drop-off at the Department of Public Works to accommodate larger volume. The Nashua P.D. also has a year-round drop box at the police station.
"Most people have had a relative who was sick at one point or their own prescription that they didn't use all of and it just kind of piles up at home,” Kenney says.
Many cases of heroin and fentanyl addiction start with prescriptions found at home, Kenney notes.
Saturday's event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and will allow Granite Staters to safely dispose of prescription pills safely and anonymously.
You can find a participating location by visiting the Drug Enforcement Administration’s website here.
Last October's Take Back Day led to the disposal of 456 tons of prescription drugs nationally.