CATS executive director Sue Centner said the statistics on dangerous prescription drug use are frightening. She said the collection box will help give people a sense of security that their unwanted or expired prescriptions will stay in the right hands and disposed of correctly.
“People are grateful to get them out of their houses,” she said. “People have been very mindful and are pleased to have this opportunity.”
Garone said the police partnership with CATS is a good one and continues the quest to keep prescriptions away from those that might abuse them.
Another community Take Back Drugs collection will be held in Derry on April 27 at Hood Commons. The permanent drop-off box is available at the police station now.
“It gets them out of their houses, off the streets and keeps young people from getting access,” Garone said.