Southampton Town Police Department will host a medication take-back day Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is part of the DEA National Drug Take Back Day.

According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Disposing at home may lead to medications ending up with vulnerable populations or pollution of drinking water.

Expired and unused medications may be dropped off at the David W. Crohan Community Center in Flanders, the Hampton Bays Community Center or the Southampton Town Police substation in Bridgehampton. Liquid medications, syringes, sharps and thermometers will not be accepted. All drop offs are free and confidential.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the Oct. 27 National Drug Take Back Day event, click here or call the Southampton Town Police Evidence and Property Section, 631-702-2254.

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