In order to prevent abuse or theft of prescription drugs, the police department and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offer a collection day on April 27 for residents.

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Any expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs can be anonymously disposed at a local police station on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Police said in a statement Monday that in the past six years, a total of 244 tons of prescription drugs has been collected at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and local law enforcement.

Traditional methods of disposing pills such as flushing them down a toilet or throwing them in the trash pose safety and health hazards, police said.

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