-By John Lynds
For the Record
Chelsea Police will once again partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the Second Annual Drug Take Back program on Saturday April 30 at Chelsea Police Headquarters from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., said Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes.
On Saturday, April 30 the (DEA) will coordinate a nationwide one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from homes across the nation.
This national initiative will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction.
Expired, unused, or unwanted controlled substances in homes are a potential source of supply for the increasing abuse of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.
On Saturday anyone can come to Chelsea Police Headquarters at 19 Park Street and discard any drugs that they would like to be disposed of safely. The police department will have officers in the lobby of the police station that will take control of these unwanted medications for destruction.
“This nationwide one day program is aimed at removing unwanted harmful drugs from the home thus reducing the possible misuse of prescription drugs,” said Kyes. ”The Chelsea Police Department will provide the public a safe and secure location for those who wish to remove these potential harmful drugs from their home quickly and safely”.