The numbers are in.
Almost 100 Barrington residents dropped off 143 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs at a take-back day at the police station last Saturday. That total was about twice as much as the last take-back day about six months ago.
"I think the message is out there," said Kathy Sullivan, BAY Team program director about the turnout, which was the best ever.
The drug take-back day was coordinated by the police and The BAY Team, Barrington’s prevention coalition.
Sullivan said she is pleased that so many people took the time to stop by the police station. Other turns holding take-back days last Saturday had much less to show for the day. Bristol had 60 pounds; Warren had 35 pounds.
All of the drugs were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for incineration.