Norwich, Oxford police join effort to reduce non-medical prescription drug use

NORWICH/OXFORD – On Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Norwich Police Department, Oxford Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be joining in the effort to give the public its eleventh opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

“Many believe that prescription medication is safe because it is prescribed by a medical professional, but when misused or accidentally ingested, prescription medication can lead to poisoning, overdose, and even death,” said Oxford Police Chief Richard Nolan.

Any unused or expired medications for disposal can be taken to the Norwich Police Department located at 18 E Main Street in Norwich (rear parking lot) or to the Oxford Police Department at 20 LaFayette Park in Oxford. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Nolan added that needles and liquids will not be accepted during this event.

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