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Police to host meds disposal
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DARLINGTON - From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 30, the Darlington Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to safely dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.Medications can be brought to the Darlington Municipal Building, 627 Main Street.The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked, officials said.According to a statement, last September, Americans turned in 242,000 pounds - or 121 tons - of prescription drugs at nearly 4,100 sites operated by the DEA; and more than 3,000 state and local law enforcement partners, including the Darlington Police Department. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue, police say. "Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse," said the statement.