Midway through Prescription Drug Take Back Day at Wiscasset’s public safety building April 24, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detective Scott Hayden said about 16 people had dropped off theirs. The four-hour session in face masks was part a national take back day. The Drug Enforcement Administration states at takebackday.dea.gov, the events are a chance to help prevent addictions and overdoses.
Hayden noted another reason to get unused or expired drugs out of the home and properly disposed of: Some break-ins are committed to steal prescription drugs.
Miss Saturday’s event? Wiscasset Police Department Administrative Assistant Stephany Blodgett said a secure drop box is available 24/7 inside the police department’s doors; and the sheriff’s department has one available inside its doors during office hours, Hayden said.