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Drug Take-Back Day Is This Saturday

A poster of the drug-take back locations in western Massachusetts
Drug take-back day is October 24 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at many police stations.

There is an opportunity this weekend for people to safely get rid of unneeded medications. Saturday, October 24 is National Drug Take-Back Day.

Typically held twice a year, it did not take place last spring because of the pandemic.

In Massachusetts, the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is one of the agencies participating in the nationwide event.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Northwestern DA David Sullivan.

Click here for information about drug take-back locations.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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