Barre police want to get rid of old meds

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Barre police are urging city residents to dispose of outdated and unused prescription drugs to prevent them from being used improperly.

Barre chief Tim Bombardier is following a route used by police in St. Albans, which launched its "Prescription Drug Repository Program" earlier this year.

Police say unmonitored drugs can be stolen.

The St. Albans plan followed a spike in calls involving the theft of prescription medications.

Bombardier says St. Albans police collected about 7,000 pills from late May to late June.

The program is set to run from October 13 to November 14.

Barre police are planning to have a locked receptacle in the lobby of the public safety building where people can dispose of their drugs.

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