Croton-on-Hudson — Croton Community Coalition, which works to keep Croton teens safe and drug-free, is sponsoring a drug take back day on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at Croton Commons, off of 171-187 S. Riverside Ave. and Maple Street.
Croton residents are urged to turn in any unused or outdated prescription drugs in an effort to keep prescription medications from being thrown out in the trash where kids might find them.
“The Drug Take Back Day is a national effort in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency to safely and properly dispose of unwanted, unused or outdated prescriptions. The Coalition’s sponsorship of this program has been very successful,” Laurie Dean, Croton Community Coalition coordinator, said in a press release from the group.
Last year’s Drug Take Back Day netted more than 100 pounds of prescription medications that were properly disposed of by local DEA agents. The effort is in cooperation with the Croton Police Department which has a drug drop off box available at police headquarters at the Croton Municipal Building throughout the year.
The Croton Community Coalition works proactively to keep Croton teens safe and drug-free, and acts as a resource for Croton teens and parents to make informed choices about drugs and alcohol. The coalition’s program of work is funded through a federal grant. For more information, visit: www.crotoncoalition.com or email the Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org.