National Take Back Initiative


From the Oxford County Sheriff’s Dept.:

Again this year the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office will  be participating in the National Take Back Initiative on Saturday April 26. The OCSO agency will be providing two collection sites for the disposal of controlled, non-controlled and over the counter substances. Citizens may go to either the Sheriff’s office at 26 Western Avenue in South Paris or the Sheriff’s office at One Parkway in Bethel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 26th.

Just a reminder any other time throughout the year if someone has pills and medications that need to be disposed of they can bring them to the OCSO at 26 Western Ave South Paris during regular business hours.

  • Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be collected.
  • This program is anonymous.  No questions or requests for identification will be made.
  • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box.  If an original container is submitted, individuals are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
  • All solid dosage pharmaceutical product and liquids in consumer containers may be accepted.  Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container.  The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
  • Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

Any further questions may be directed to DEA Resident Agent in Charge Michael W. Wardrop at (207) 780-3331 X11 or at email:  WWW.Michael.W.Wardrop@USDOJ.GOV.


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