East Hampton PD collects unwanted prescriptions Saturday for National Drug Takeback Day

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FILE – In this June 15, 2018, file photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. A government report says prices for prescription drugs edged down 1% last year, driven by declines for generics and slow growth for brand-name medications. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Communities across the state took part in National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday.

East Hampton Police was just one of the departments participating. They collected prescriptions at the East Hampton Town Hall between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

The event aimed to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Last October, Connecticut collected nearly 7,000 lbs. of unused or unwanted prescription drugs.

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