Friday, September 24, 2010

On Saturday, Drugs Stay Away

Saturday, September 25 from 10am to 2pm your friendly neighborhood the Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting a National Take-Back Day. It's a chance to clean out the medicine cabinet and throw out expired and unwanted meds.

The reason for the special day? To fight the subtle but important problem of kids taking potentially hazardous or addictive medications. Because they are easy to obtain and free for the taking, the drugs that remain are a dangerous temptation. The police department has indicated that prescription drug abuse in Connecticut kills more people under the age of 34 than car crashes.

In Stamford, you can toss those troublesome drugs at the Stamford Police Department on Bedford Street. Just drive on up and toss it out - no need to provide information at all.

For more information, contact the Stamford Police Captain Conklin in Narcotics Division at 203-977-4404. You can also see his website at You can also contact Lt. Timothy Shaw at 203-977-4836.

(photo from Tacit Requiem,

1 comment:

pastor666 said...

No need to provide they'll be noting down your license plate as you drive away :-)