The holiday season is upon us. Because the holiday season is a time when friends and family often have unfettered access to your residence, unwanted or outdated drugs sometimes become the target of theft and misuse, especially by teenagers. To avoid theft and misuse, the Cohasset Police Department has launched a program designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in Cohasset homes that are either no longer needed or outdated.
America’s 12 to 17 year olds have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from the medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents, and friends. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home and legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper destruction. Law enforcement is the only entity legally able to accept these medications and process them properly so that they do not fall into the wrong hands. Law enforcement takes control of and destroys drugs on a regular basis as part of their regular operations.
Please join us in this effort by recognizing the need to remove unwanted or outdated drugs from your home before holiday visitors arrive. You can participate by anonymously depositing these unwanted or outdated drugs in the police department’s drug disposal kiosk, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, located inside the police station lobby. Joining us in this program will help to prevent teenagers and adults from abusing prescription drugs that may be unwittingly coming from your medicine cabinets as their parents, grandparents, and friends.
Note: Needles are not accepted. Liquids are accepted but should be tightly closed and then sealed inside a zip-loc style bag.