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Local law enforcement participating in Drug Take Back Day

Apr 29, 2022 12:30 am

Bill Williams is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media police agencies in Greene and Columbia counties will be participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Nationwide Drug Take Back Day on April 30. The event occurs twice a year, in April and October. On Saturday, unused or expired prescription medications can be disposed of safely at several sites — Columbia County has three, Greene County four. Greene County locations include the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 45 Haverly Memorial Drive in Coxsackie, CVS Pharmacy at 7600 Route 32 in Cairo, Coxsackie Police Department at 119 Mansion St., and at the Windham Police Department, 371 Route 296 in Hensonville. In Columbia County old and unwanted prescriptions can be dropped off at the Hudson Police Department on Union Street, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office on Industrial Tract in Greenport, and at the Chatham Police Department at Tracy Hall on Main Street. Medications will be collected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to dispose of their unneeded or old medications, so it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands,” Greene County Sheriff Pete Kusminsky said. During prescription drug take-back day in October, roughly 744,000 pounds or 372 tons, of medication were collected nationwide, according to the DEA. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.