BAY Team, DEA to host drug take-back event on Saturday

BAY Team, DEA to host drug take-back event on Saturday


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On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the BAY Team and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host a drug take-back event and give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

People can bring their medications for disposal to the Barrington Police Station at 100 Federal Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (more than 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous take-back events, DEA and its partners took in more than 2.8 million pounds — more than 1,400 tons — of pills. The BAY Team has collected more than 600 pounds of expired or unused medications.

The BAY Team has also worked with the Barrington Police Department to install a permanent collection box in the lobby of the police station. If you are not able to make it to a DEA take-back, simply drop off your excess medications in the green box on the left hand side of the lobby.