A New Way to Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

April 28, 2016

I am proud to support partnership of the Connecticut State Police with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to collect unused prescription medications and prevent potential drug abuse.

A donation from CVS Pharmacy to install drop boxes at each of the state police barracks is making it possible for residents to deposit unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances anytime, no questions asked.

The drop box program is designed to keep unused prescription drugs out of the hands of our children and teenagers. This will lead to less prescription drug abuse by youngsters in our state.

The drop boxes will be available at all state police barracks 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In our area Troop C-1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland and Troop D, 55 Wescott Road, Danielson will have the prescription drug drop boxes.

Please join me in actively cleaning out our medicine cabinets and properly disposing of old medications to help protect our children and grandchildren from the dangers of prescription drug abuse.