Unwanted meds can be dropped off at PD

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A drop box for unwanted prescription medication is now available at the Naugatuck Police Department on Spring Street. –LUKE MARHSALL

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Police Department now has a prescription medication collection box in the front lobby of its headquarters at 211 Spring St.

Police will accept outdated, expired and unused prescription medications with the labels removed or patient names blacked out. Open containers of liquid, sharp objects and hazardous materials will not be accepted.

The purpose is to prevent medications from being taken by unauthorized users or getting into drinking water, according to a police release.