Maine participates in drug take-back effort

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Dozens of local county and state law enforcement through Maine are participating in a national drug-tack back initiative this weekend.

Collection points will be open across the state on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of the national effort to give households a place to safely dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Among the collection sites are the Kennebec County Sheriff's office, the Waldoboro Police Department and the Windham Public Safety Building.

The initiative coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is designed to ensure that drugs don't contaminate the water supply, which can happen when medications are disposed down the sink or toilet.

It also aims to protect against medications from being stolen, abused or accidentally ingested.

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