Norwich PD collects 60 pounds of discarded prescription drugs

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Department collected more than 60 pounds of prescription drugs and other substances Saturday during the national Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Take Back” drug collection program.

The department participated in an identical event in September and collected three, 35-gallon containers and two garbage bags full of prescription drugs, weighing about 120 pounds.

Norwich Police Chief Angelino said officers were impressed with the drive’s success and intend to participate in future “Take Back” collections sponsored by the DEA.

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