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Posted on: June 30, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Drug Take Back Box Installed at Police Station

Joni Nordstrom, Chris Lovejoy, Ellen Scalettar and Frank Cappiello with the new drug take back box.

Woodbridge residents now have a place to drop off their unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

The Woodbridge Police Department has a newly installed drug take-back box thanks to donations from the Rotary Club of Woodbridge and the Bethany Orange Woodbridge Drug and Alcohol Action Committee (BOWDAAC).

The green metal box is inside the Police Department (4 Meetinghouse Lane) lobby. Visitors must be buzzed into the lobby and access to the drop-off box is available 24 hours a day.

“Given the severity of the opioid addiction problem across the country and the easy access that children have to prescription drugs, we believe this simple tool will help us keep Woodbridge residents safe,” said Police Chief Frank Cappiello.

“I would like to thank the Woodbridge Police Department, the Rotary Club of Woodbridge and BOWDAAC for bringing this important project to fruition,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “This will facilitate appropriate environmental disposal of drugs and will prevent drugs from getting into the wrong hands.”

Residents may dispose of any of the following items in the box: Prescription medications, ointments or patches, over-the-counter medication, pet medication and vitamins. Not accepted are syringes, thermometers, inhalers, lotions or liquids, aerosol cans, hydrogen peroxide or medications discarded from businesses or clinics.

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