A Barnstable Patriot article written on November 9th discusses success of Drug Take-Back Day in Barnstable and Representative Crocker's comments on the event.
Drug Take-Back Day a Success in Barnstable, Yarmouth
November 9, 2017
Nearly 900 pounds of “unneeded and potentially dangerous prescription drugs” were collected and safely disposed of in Barnstable and Yarmouth on Oct. 28 during the 2017 Drug Take-Back Day.
Barnstable Police Department collected 539 pounds of prescription drugs while Yarmouth Police rounded up 337 pounds, announced state Rep. Will Crocker in a statement.
“Kudos to both the Barnstable and Yarmouth police departments and to our friends at Gosnold for making this an annual event,” Crocker said, “and for raising awareness to the dilemma of how to safely dispose of unwanted prescriptions -- some of which are opioid-based and pose a secondary, but more dangerous threat in terms of addiction.”
The annual day is sponsored and held at the Barnstable and Yarmouth police departments, where each offers a 24-hour disposal receptacle onsite in the lobby.