Sometime in the next 8 minutes, one child will be accidently poisoned, and 14 teens will experiment with prescription drugs in the United States.

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I think that I do a great job at keeping all of my medication away from sight by keeping it in our medicine cabinet in our bathroom, but I was proven wrong when a neighbor's kid came over the other week, and found one of my blood pressure pills in our couch. To keep your kids, teens, and pets safe, extra steps to secure your meds may need to be taken.

The Watertown Youth Service Bureau has partnered up with the Watertown Police Department and they've both stepped up to make an effort to try to address this situation by making an offer of a free prescription medication lock box to Watertown residents, on a first come, first served basis.

According to the Watertown Police Department, accidental medicine poisonings are one of the leading causes of death, and hospitalization in young children. For parents, this free lock box that they're offering could save your child's life. Especially around Halloween, young kids may think that the pills are candy. The lock box that is being offered to Watertown residents includes a lock box, and a locking cap to secure it. If you'd like one of these for your place, contact Corporal Jeff DeSena of the Watertown Police at 860-945-5105, or you can send him an e-mail at

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