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Thirteen sites designated for old prescription drug drop-off Saturday

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Thirteen north country sites will serve as drop-off spots for unused prescription drugs on Saturday.

The sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, organized by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, will allow people to turn in outdated pharmaceuticals from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications,” says the federal agency’s web site.

Local drop-off spots will be:

n Kinney Drugs, 905 Coffeen St., Watertown, sponsored by the Watertown Police Department.

n Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, 753 Waterman Drive, Watertown.

n Fort Drum Police, Post Exchange, Building P-10730 A/B, Enduring Freedom Drive.

n Kinney Drugs, 21 Route 12, Alexandria Bay, sponsored by the Alexandra Bay Police Department.

n Kinney Drugs, 371 Main St., Gouverneur, sponsored by the Gouverneur Police Department.

n St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, 48 Court St., Canton.

n Kinney Drugs, 48 Maple St., Potsdam, sponsored by the Potsdam Police Department.

n Massena Police Department, 60 Main St.

n Kinney Drugs, 300 Main St., Massena, sponsored by Massena Police Department.

n Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, sponsored by the hospital, Lewis County Sheriff’s Department and Mountain View Prevention Services.

n St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police Department, 545 Route 37, Hogansburg.

n Kinney Drugs, 485 E. Main St., Malone, sponsored by the Malone Police Department.

n Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski, sponsored by the Pulaski Police Department.

All collected pharmaceuticals will be turned over to the DEA to be destroyed.

Tablets, medications and capsules will be accepted. Needles or other intravenous paraphernalia are prohibited. Illegal substances, such as marijuana and methamphetamines, are not part of the initiative.

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