To help community members get unwanted drugs out of their households, Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today announced that he is joining with the Suffolk County Police Department and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to sponsor a “Drug Drop Off” event. The event will be held on Saturday, September 29th at the Selden Fire Department at 44 Woodmere Place in Selden from 10 am to 1 pm.
During the event, the Suffolk County Police Department will be on hand to accept any drugs that are in your home and safely dispose of them to help keep these medications from polluting our environment or falling into the wrong hands.
Residents who wish to participate can simply drive up, drop off their old or unused medications, and drive away. All collected medication will be safely disposed of by the Suffolk County Police Department. This will help protect the environment and eliminate the risk of these drugs getting into the hands of small children or those who might misuse them.
Improper disposal of medications, such as pouring them down the drain or flushing them down the toilet, can potentially pollute local waterways.
In addition, counselors from the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence will be available to answer any questions or offer assistance if anyone in your family is having any issues with drugs. This assistance will be offered free of charge and confidentially.
“This event is designed to help make it more convenient and safe for residents to dispose of medications to prevent them from harming others or polluting our environment. Getting drugs out of homes in our community will help to minimize the exposure of these dangerous substances to our youngest residents and hopefully help them avoid the pitfalls of drug abuse,” stated Senator Flanagan. “I thank the Suffolk County Police Department and the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence for helping with this important event and for all they do for our community.”
Anyone who would like more information about the Drug Drop Off event, including directions, should visit Senator Flanagan’s web site at flanagan.nysenate.gov or call his office at 631-361-2154.