The Wiscasset Police Department is pleased to announce that the department will now be a drug and prescription collection site throughout the year.
The Wiscasset Police Department was able to acquire a suitable receptacle. With the generosity of the staff of Two Bridges Regional Jail, the inmates were able to restore the mailbox receptacle to almost new condition. This was a low-cost solution having the two agencies come together and offer services to the community of Wiscasset and Lincoln County.
The drug take-back receptacle is located inside the lobby of the Wiscasset Police Department, located at 51 Bath Road in Wiscasset. It will be accessible by the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday. If those times do not work, members of the public should feel free to call the department’s nonemergency phone number, 882-8202, to schedule a time to meet up with one of the police officers, or they can respond to a residence in the town of Wiscasset to pick up unwanted drugs. Prescription medications will be accepted, as will any illegal narcotics, without question. One will not be charged with any crime if he or she comes to the police department with his or her illegal drugs.
The drug take-back receptacle falls in line with the Wiscasset Police Department’s commitment to the community and involvement in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back event to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22. The Wiscasset Police Department will be assisting with this initiative and it will be held at the Lincoln County Communications Building, located by the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Please consider cleaning out medicine cabinets and getting rid of those outdated and unwanted prescriptions. Other locations across Lincoln County are also involved in the national event.