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DEA Drug Disposal Day Saturday

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Dudley Police Department

On Saturday, April 26th from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Dudley Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to The Dudley Police located inside the Dudley Municipal Complex at 71 West Main Street Dudley, Ma.  This is the sixth time an event such as this has been held in Dudley.  The last took place in October of 2013.  A large quantity of prescription medications were taken in at that time.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

In addition to the prescription disposal, officials from Harrington Hospital will be on hand to provide medical information to anyone interested.  They are planning to provide an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) demo along with CPR and anti-choking demonstrations.  This will take place between 10 am and noon.  This information is extremely beneficial for people to learn.  With the availability of these AED devices in many places, learning how to use one in an emergency could save someone’s life. 

A container to dispose of used needles and other medical sharps will be present for those who may require a safe method to dispose of these items.  The Dudley Police Department thanks Harrington Hospital once again for their assistance with this program.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Police Chief Steve Wojnar at 508-949-8023.

 

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