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Drug Take-Back Events Scheduled Across the State on September 25

The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) advises consumers of a drug take-back day on Saturday, September 25. These events are sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and give people the opportunity to have expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions or over-the-counter medications destroyed in a safe and environmentally sound way.

People can bring tablets or capsules of prescriptions or over-the-counter medications. Intravenous solutions, injectable drugs, needles, and illicit drugs will not be accepted. Take-back events are anonymous and are scheduled from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the following locations in Rhode Island:

• Barrington Police Department, 100 Federal Rd., Barrington • Bristol Police Department, 395 Metacom Ave., Bristol • Charlestown Police Department, 4901 Post Rd., Charlestown • Cumberland Police Department, 1380 Diamond Hill Rd., Cumberland • East Providence Police Department, 750 Waterman Ave., East Providence • Middletown Police Department, 123 Valley Rd., Middletown • Newport Police Department, 120 Broadway, Newport • North Providence Police Department, 1967 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence • Office of the Attorney General, 150 South Main St., Providence • South Kingstown Police Department, 1790 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown • Warren Police Department, 1 Joyce St., Warren • Warwick Police Department, 99 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Warwick • Woonsocket Police Department, 242 Clinton St., Woonsocket

For information on these events or to locate events in other states, visit

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