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Westmont police offer safe way to dispose drugs

Published: Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 12:00 p.m. CST

WESTMONT – The Westmont Police Department will host an unwanted and expired drug disposal program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westmont Police Department, 500 N. Cass Ave.

The collection will accept pills and patches only. The program does not accept liquids, needles, inhalers, sprays or creams, according to a Village of Westmont news release.

“This program is designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to safely dispose of old and unwanted prescription drugs,” Deputy Police Chief Ross Brenza said in the release. “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.”

Members of the Westmont Police Department and the DEA will receive all medications being delivered to the collection site and will ensure safe disposal of these drugs, according to the release.

For additional information regarding the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, visit their website at 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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