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**********************UPDATE*********************It has been two weeks since the WPD installed the permanent Drug Take Back vault in the lobby of the police department. To date 26.8 pounds (including the packaging) of unused, unwanted, or expired drugs has been collected. That is 26.8 pounds of drugs that will not end up in the wrongs hands.
After the initial media release, there were questions about how these drugs are handled by the police department. Two WPD employees are required to open the vault. The keys are kept in a secure location where entry is audited. The contents of the vault are weighed and then sealed with packing and evidence tape. The Drug Enforcement Agency collect the drugs for proper disposal.
Chief Lee McPeek and the entire WPD would like to thank everyone who properly disposed of the unwanted medications, and for making their homes safe from potential drug abuse or theft. Please remember no liquids or needles should be put in the vault._____________________________________________________The Watertown Police Department is pleased to announce that we are implementing another program in the fight against drug abuse and the increasing drug epidemic. A permanent drug take back vault has been installed in the Police Department’s lobby. This will provide another safe collection site for used, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs. The vault is available Monday – Friday 8:00 Am to 5:00 PM. No needles or liquids are accepted. Please do your part in keeping prescription drugs out of the wrong hands.