Police netted 170 pounds of drugs during last weekend’s drug take-back day, marking the highest collection in the Windsor event’s three year history.
“It’s a very valuable program, and we will continue with it,” Windsor Police Chief John Michaels said of the event that encourages people to dispose their expired or unneeded medications in a safe manner. “I expect it to go on for many years. I think nationwide we’ve seen that there has to be some kind of outlet to get rid of those prescriptions.”
Windsor joined numerous other communities three years ago and holds a collection drive every six months. The event earlier this year collected about 100 pounds of drugs, and the average amount dropped off is typically around 135 pounds, Michaels said. After that drop in collections, he said he wondered how many more prescriptions were on the streets.
Last weekend’s turnout, though, proves there is an ongoing need for the program, he said.