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Dublin police participating in annual Prescription Drug Collection event today

Goal is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, unwanted prescription drugs for destruction

Dublin Police Services will be participating, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration, in this year's national prescription drug "Take-Back Initiative" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Dublin Civic Center 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin.

The goal of the event is to collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.

At this free and anonymous collection, Dublin police officers will collect tablets, capsules, and all other solid dosage forms of prescription medications, no questions asked.

Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted.

A police representatives said that this free, anonymous service will help keep homes safe and could save lives. They added that prescription drug abuse is an epidemic in this country.

Teenagers are abusing prescription medication in record numbers," police said. "One way young people are getting addicted to dangerous drugs is by raiding the medicine cabinets of their family and friends."

For more information, call the Dublin Police Crime Prevention Unit at 925-833-6670 or visit www.dea.gov/

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