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Drug take back day on Saturday

BANGOR - It's a chance to get rid of unwanted medications and documents.

Law enforcement agencies from throughout the state will be taking part in the National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.


There will be collection sites set up throughout the state, including at the Airport Mall in Bangor where local officials are kicking things off a little early.


Bangor Police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department will be collecting unwanted medications to keep them off the streets and out of the environment.


They'll also be collecting documents you don't want to wind up in the wrong hands.


Officer Daniel Gastia of Bangor's police department said, “We actually have a truck where people can bring their own documents. There's a shredder right there so we can get rid of them and they're not hanging around the house”.


During a similar collection in April, authorities around the nation collected more than 900-thousand pounds of unwanted medications.


That includes 14 tons of pills and other medications from right here in Maine.


It will all get underway Friday at the airport mall and will go from 7:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m.


It will continue on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. Until 2:00 p.m.


The following link will show you additional collection sites around the state.



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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.