Wilmington police talk about Drug Take Back program

SO 5 ON THE OPIOID CRISIS. TOMORROW IS THE TWELFTH ANNUAL DRUG TAKEBACK DAY. ANTOINETTE: IT’S A NATIONWIDE EVENT, WITH MORE THAN 7 MILLION POUNDS OF PILLS COLLECTED SINCE IT BEGAN. NEWSCENTER 5’S JOSH BROGADIR HAS MORE ON THEIR PLAN. >> THERE’S A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PILLS HERE, DIFFERENT COLORS, AND THE FIRST THING I THINK IS IT LOOKS LIKE CANDY. JOSH: MAYBE PILLS TO YOU AND ME CANDY TO OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS, NIECES AND NEPHEWS OR POTENTIALLY SOMETHING EV WORSE. >> THEY’LL HAVE A PARTY AND THEY TAKE RANDOM DRUGS, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, AND PUT THEM IN A BOW AND KIDS WILL COME AND TRY THEM. IT’S VERY TROUBLING BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TAKING, IT’S SUCH A SCARY THING. JOSH: WILMINGTON POLICE WANTS TO HELP FIGHT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND WILL HOLD A SPECIAL DRUG TAKE BACK DAY TOMORROW TO GET THEM OUT OF YOUR MEDICINE CABINETS AND OFF THE STREE TOMORROW, FROM 10:00 UNTIL 2:00 OFFICERS WILL BE INSIDE TO , RECEIVE EXPIRED AND UNWANTED PILLS, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. BUT IT’S NOT JUST AMAR YOU CAN DO THIS. — IT’S NOT JUST TOMORROW YOU CAN DO THIS. 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK, IT’S AS EASY AS WALKING INTO THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT. HEADING OVER TO THE KIOSK TO PUT I AND UNWANTED PILLS IN A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE SECURED AND WILL BE DISPOSED OF PROPERLY. OFFICERS SAY THIS CREATES AWARENESS THOUGH THEY KNOW THIS , INITIATIVE IS FAR FROM A CURE-ALL TO AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH ADDICTION >> WE’VE HAD MANY SUCCESSES BUT WE HAVEN’T SOLVED THE ISSUE. AND THE ONLY WAY WERE GOING TO DO THAT IS USING A MULTIFACETED APPROACH AND PART OF THAT IS ENLISTING THE HELP OF THE

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