AUGUSTA — Many local law enforcement agencies across Maine will hold a prescription drug take-back program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, to collect unused prescription drugs.

Lewiston, Auburn and many other city and town departments are involved. Call your local police department to confirm or go to to see which police departments in your area are participating.

A large drop box manned by local law enforcement will be at each site. Anyone can safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over-the-counter medications with no questions asked.

The take-back effort reduces the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse and ensures environmentally safe disposal. During the last take-back in September 2012, 13,980 pounds of old medications were turned in. On that date, Maine again had the largest collection in New England and had the largest collection per capita in the nation for the fifth consecutive year.

For more information, contact the Office of the Attorney General at 626-8800.

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