Dispose of your unwanted medications in a safe way at the Newton Fire Department on October 26th from 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM. Prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse is a growing problem. The drugs are easy to get, easy to use, and can cause addiction. People who abuse medications will go to great lengths to get them -- they may steal them from a medicine cabinet during a garage sale or open house, teens take them from their parents or relatives, some even dig them out of the garbage when they are thrown away. You can prevent medication abuse by properly disposing of them. If you have expired or unused medications dispose of them in an environmentally safe way by bringing them to the drug drop location.