Drug Take Back Day a Success in NH

FROM TODAY’S EVENTS. SIOBHAN: UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION
DRUGS ARE TURNED IN AT DROP-OFF
LOCATIONS ACROSS THE STATE. >> MOST PEOPLE START USING DRUGS
WITH PILLS. IT’S SUCH AN INTEGRAL PART OF
THE PROBLEM. SIOBHAN: POLICE BATTLE THE DRUG
CRISIS ON THE STREETS. IT’S UP TO THE COMMUNITY TO DO
THEIR PART AND HELP PROPERLY
DISPOSE OF UNUSED MEDICATION. >> WE KNOW THERE’S CRIMES
OCCURRING WHERE PEOPLE ARE
BREAKING INTO HOMES JUST TO
STEAL THIS STUFF. WE KNOW THAT WORKERS ARE GOING
INTO HOMES AND THEY’RE LOOKING
THROUGH MEDICINE CABINETS, OR
WORSE, YOUR OWN CHILDREN OR
FRIENDS OF YOUR CHILDREN. THAT’S THE LAST THING ANY OF US
WANT. SIOBHAN: THE DEA TAKE-BACK EVENT
HAPPENS TWICE A YEAR. >> LAST TIME WE DID THIS, WE HAD
OVER 700 POUNDS JUST IN
MANCHESTER ALONE. SIOBHAN: HERE IN RAYMOND, THE
POLICE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT AN ALL
CALL TO THE TOWN LAST NIGHT,
HELPING TO IMPROVE TODAY’S
TURNOUT. >> THAT WAS HUGE. WE’RE REALLY GRATEFUL TO THE
POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR DOING
THAT. SIOBHAN: THE RAYMOND COALITION
FOR YOUTH PARTNERS WITH POLICE
TO COLLECT THE MEDICATIONS. MANY WHO VISIT SHARE THEIR OWN
STORIES. >> SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOST LOVED
ONES. SOME PEOPLE HAVE SURVIVED
CANCER. SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEAT ADDICTION. SIOBHAN: MANY DEPARTMENTS ALSO
USE THIS DAY TO CONNECT WITH THE
COMMUNITY. >> WE ARE BACK AT MANCHESTER
DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY. SIOBHAN: SO, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
BECOME EDUCATED ON WHAT THEY CAN
DO TO HELP COMBAT THE DRUG
CRISIS. >> THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
TO COME OUT AND SHARE THE
EXPERIENCE WITH THE COMMUNITY
AND GET THE DANGEROUS DRUGS INTO
A PLACE THAT THEY’LL BE DISPOSED
OF PROPE

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