National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The 11th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday 10 am – 2 pm. Nearly 600 collection sites will be opened throughout New England. Many Police Departments have drop off receptacles that are secured in the lobby of their stations where unwanted drugs can be drop 7 days a week throughout the year with no questions asked in an anonymous manner. There are also numerous collection sites all over NH and VT this Saturday some Town Halls, Senior Centers, Community Centers and pharmacies.
During the last National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day the New England Field Division collected over 67,000 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
A list of Drug Take Back collection centers in NH and VT follows
Charlestown -Charlestown Elderly Housing located at 107 Lovers Lane noon – 1:00 pm
Claremont – CVS Pharmacy parking lot
Franklin – CVS
Grantham Police Station/Town Offices
Newport -Sullivan County Sheriff’s 14 Main Street
Washington -Police Station.
Bellows Falls Police Department
Chester Police Department;
Windsor Police Department;
Weathersfield Transfer Station (operated by the Weathersfield Police Department);
Springfield Police Department;
Ludlow Police Department;
Hartford Police Department;
Woodstock Police Department;
Royalton Police Department;
Royalton State Police Barracks;
Norwich Police Department;
Rochester Constable’s Office.
Four Arrested in Windsor on Drug Charges
Windsor Police arrested four people today for distribution of heroin and cocaine. Police say with the aid of Weathersfield Police, that they arrested James R. Morse 50, Steven Gross 42, and 31-year-old Stephanie J. Hewitt for distribution of heroin. In addition, David C. Moodie 37 was arrested for distribution of cocaine. Police are seeking 27-year-old Michael Place for distribution of heroin. The arrests concluded a six-month investigation into the distribution of Heroin and Cocaine in Windsor, dubbed “Operation Quicksand”. The investigation was a result of complaints police received on drug distribution in the Town of Windsor.
Windsor Police say they have taken a “zero tolerance” approach to combating the heroin epidemic devastating their community and killing Vermont citizens. The arrests are just the beginning of a multi-agency collaboration into Heroin trafficking here in New England. Windsor Police are working with area law enforcement officers along with the Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts State Police, and the State Attorney David Cahill’s Office to dismantle the flow of illegal drugs into Vermont and New England. VT highways, cities and towns are being monitored for drug traffickers travelling throughout the area and those who attempt to set up shop here. Police are also working with the Vermont legislature to improve the current drug laws in an attempt to provide law enforcement and prosecutors the tools required to combat this multifaceted opiate problem.
Last Chance to Increase Your Fundraising for The Prouty
Even though the Prouty is not until July 8 and 9, fundraising is in full swing. The 35th Annual Prouty aims to cross the $30 million raised mark this year. The Prouty has been benefitting cancer research and patient services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center since 1982.
Since its start, the Prouty has added events allowing most anyone to take part in the fundraising by walking, golfing, biking, boating, running and more.
However, time is running out if you would like to double your contribution and help kick cancer goodbye. From now until 11:59pm on Saturday April 30 the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation Match will double any funds raised beyond your minimum fundraising goal.
If you would like to take advantage of the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation match, you’ll need to register and fundraise right now at http://www.TheProuty.org.