Saturday is the annual Drug Take Back Day at police departments around the Seacoast, which gives people the chance to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked.

Dover Police are among many departments that will collect expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs as well as vape pens and e-cigarette devices from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at police headquarters.

The event helps prevent drug and opioid abuse, and keep it out of the water supply.

“The annual Drug Take Back events play a critical role in the Dover Police Department’s substance abuse prevention strategy. These events provide an opportunity for members of the public to safely and anonymously dispose of their medications and vape devices. This is a key strategy to accomplish the goal of minimizing unauthorized access and potential abuse of these substances."

Dover is also using free drug disposal bags, which are available at police headquarters and help make for a safe collection.

Other Seacoast departments participating in the Drug Take Back Day include:

Amesbury - police department
Atkinson - police department
Chester - transfer station
Danville - police department
Dover - police department
Eliot - police department
Epping - police department
Exeter - police lobby
Fremont - police department
Greenland - police department
Hampstead - police department
Kingston - Rite Aid
Lee - police department
Merrimac - police department
Newmarket - police department
Newton - police department
North Hampton - police department
Nottingham - police department
Plaistow - police department
Portsmouth - police department
Raymond - Walgreens
Rochester - police department
Salisbury - police department
Seabrook - police department
Somesworth - police department
Strafford - Sheriff's Office
Stratham - police department
UNH (Durham) - police department
West Newbury - police department

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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