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Westmont police host 'Take Back' initiative

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 2:33 p.m. CST

WESTMONT – The Westmont Police Department will participate in the National Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26.

Members of the police department Drug Enforcement Administration will be on hand at the department, 500 N. Cass Ave., assisting residents who wish to safely discard prescription drugs.

“This program is designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to safely dispose of old and unwanted prescription drugs,” Westmont Deputy Police Chief Ross Brenza said. “The goal of the program is to reduce substance abuse, especially amongst teens, as well as prevent potentially dangerous drugs from entering the fresh water supply.”

The National Take Back Initiative is run by the U.S. Department of Justice and the DEA. The program aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

For additional information regarding the National Take Back Initiative, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.

For more information regarding Westmont’s participation in this program, contact Deputy Chief Brenza at rbrenza@westmont.il.gov or 630-981-6323.

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