Rx take-back day Saturday in Laconia

LACONIA — As part of their Red Ribbon Week, the Laconia Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency will today (Saturday) be hosting a drug-take-back day at the city police station.

The service is free and anonymous and people can safely dispose of their unused, expired, or unwanted medication.

In the past five years at these event, police said the DEA and their partners took back nearly 2-million pounds of pills and medication.

Unused or unwanted medications are more likely than others the end up in the hands of people who can abuse them and the Laconia Police encourages residents to use the service. Police will have representative on hand to answer any questions.