Schenectady County Sheriff to Hold Prescription Pill Take-Back Day on April 29th

On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be conducting the Thirteenth National Prescription Pill Take-Back Day.  The collection site will be at the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 130 Princetown Plaza Schenectady, NY 12306 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The last event on October 22, 2016, the DEA worked with agencies throughout the country to collect 336 tons of unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.  Locally, the DEA New York Division collected over 19.3 tons of discarded prescription drugs from designated collection sites.  The disposal of prescription drugs presents unique challenges to the safety of our community and environment.  The National Prescription Pill Take-Back Day provides a safe and convenient way to dispose potentially dangerous controlled substances. It is imperative to keep up the good work and participate. For more information feel free to contact Sgt. Jason Temple at the Sheriff’s Office (518) 388-4512 or the DEA online at



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