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Delaware State Police Participate in National Take Back Initiative

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Delaware State Police will be participating the National Take Back Initiative on October 26th.

It will allow the disposal of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs people may have in the home.

WBOC reports that police say it is free and anonymous as well as a safe way to dispose of dangerous drugs.

In New Castle County Delaware State Police Troop 2 will be taking them in while Kent County’s Delaware State Police Troop 3will be available

In Sussex County Delaware State Police Troop 7 will also be a place for disposal.

Police say that Take Back Day in April took in just over 937-thousand pounds of unused or expired prescription medication.

Nationally, the Drug Enforcement Administration received nearly 12-million pounds.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.