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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and participating local law enforcement agencies are coordinating a nationwide drug "take-back" day in two locations on Saturday, April 30th from 10 AM to 2 PM. Unused or expired medications can be dropped off at the Newport Police Department located at 27 Water Street in Newport and at the Pittsfield Police Department at 112 Somerset Avenue in Pittsfield.
This one-day event will provide residents with a no cost, anonymous collection of unwanted and expired medicines for safe disposal. By turning in the medication participants will be keeping children, families and environment safe. This event is sponsored by the Sebasticook Valley Health an EMHS member and HealthySV, creating healthy communities.

Unity Barn Raisers (UBR) is partnering with the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department and Waldo County Triad to host a Drug Take Back Event on Friday, April 29th from 10 AM to 2 PM. The event will be held at the Unity Community Center on 32 School Street in Unity. This is an opportunity for people to turn in their unused or expired prescription drugs. A study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that 2,500 American children get high for the first time. Most of these drugs are obtained from friends and family members, often coming from unused or expired prescription bottles at the home of their parents, grandparents, or other relatives. The public is encouraged to participate in this important aspect of responsible healthcare. For more information contact Mary at 948-9005 or visit programs@unitybarnraisers.org.
Waldo County Triad is a partnership of citizens, law enforcement, and other organizations dedicated to the improvement of the safety of older Waldo County Residents through education and service.
Unity Barn Raisers works pro-actively to enhance small-town character and rural environment, while nurturing a thriving community-based economy. UBR, which is guided by ten “Underlying Principles”, believes that a community working together can shape its own future, and in so doing, significantly advance the quality of life of its people, both now and for generations to come.