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HBPD collecting prescription drugs for disposal

The Holmes Beach Police Department continues to partner with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back program.

The campaign has multiple goals — to curb the theft or abuse of drugs and keep dangerous drugs out of the environment.

People with expired and unneeded prescription drugs can drop off bottles at HBPD during regular business hours, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

The DEA will be collecting prescription drugs from the HBPD on April 27.

Three previous national Take-Back efforts resulted in the DEA collecting about a million pounds of drugs that might have been dumped into sewer systems or landfills, or possibly misused, according to a news release from the DEA.

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