RUMFORD  — Rumford police plan on setting up a collection later this month for unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs.

Chief Stacy Carter tells the Sun Journal residents can bring their medications to the police station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28, no questions asked.

People worried about their privacy can just empty pills into a bin and keep the bottles. Information such as names on bottles of liquid can be blacked out.

Properly disposing of prescriptions is important to cut down on drug abuse; to stop medicines from getting flushed down the toilet and into the public water supply; and to prevent accidental poisonings of children and pets.