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10/19/2016 - Bridgeport Police Participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 22


Police Department                         Bridgeport, CT

Chief Armando J. Perez                 Mayor Joseph P. Ganim


For Immediate Release                                                      For More Information:

October 19, 2016                                                                 Av Harris (203) 814-7992



-Press Release-

Bridgeport Police to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday October 22, 2016

DEA Program will Give Bridgeport and Area Residents an Opportunity to Dispose of Unused, Expired Prescription Drugs in the Home


Bridgeport Bridgeport Police today announced that they will be participating in “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” this Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Sponsored nationally by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and locally by the Bridgeport Police Department Office of Community Services, National Prescription Drug Take Back Day gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.


The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.  Bring your medications for disposal to the following locations: 




In the previous nine Take-Back events nationwide from 2010-2014, 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons of drugs were collected at nearly 5,500 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners.  For more info contact: Officer Nick Ortiz at 203-576-8278 or 203-650-7419.