Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chelsea Police Participates in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - April 26 (10am-2pm)

Chelsea Police Department
Brian A. Kyes
19 Park Street Chelsea, MA
Captain Keith Houghton
(617) 466-4835 (Office)

Chief Brian A. Kyes and City Manager Jay Ash announced this week that the Chelsea Police Department will be taking part in a national one day drug take back initiative with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). On Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 10AM to 2PM the (DEA) will coordinate a nationwide one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement agencies.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 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. Chelsea residents are urged to take advantage of this annual event by dropping off their unwanted medications. The goal of the program is to allow citizens to deliver all of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can in turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe, secure, and non-hazardous manner potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem.

All unwanted medications can be disposed of in the secure collection box located at Chelsea Police Headquarters at 19 Park Street. Drugs can be disposed of in their original containers. People who dispose medications in original containers are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label. None of the medication will ever be counted, inventoried, or logged by law enforcement. Nor will law enforcement handle any of the unwanted medication. All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage. We ask that you do not bring ANY Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, or syringes as they will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.

The public is reminded that this service is available (24) twenty-four hours a day (7) seven days a week at Chelsea Police Headquarters. Chelsea residents can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at

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