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Townships, Boroughs Join In Drug Take-Back

SANATOGA PA – Police departments in Limerick, Royersford, Upper Providence, Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove, and New Hanover are participating in the annual prescription drug “Take-Back Day” scheduled for Saturday (April 30, 2016) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their locations and 20 others across Montgomery County.

The spring Take-Back Day coincides with one held nationally by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and represents a chance for county residents to remove and safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications in their medicine cabinets. Getting rid of these medications is a step in combating drug use that can begin with prescription medicines taken from home, the county District Attorney’s Office said in a press release.

Participating departments will be staffed by police officers, members of the DA’s Office and community volunteers. They will accept prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules, liquid medications, inhalers, creams and ointments, nasal sprays and pet medications. Prescription medicines can be in their original prescription bottles with the label removed or can be placed in plastic bags.

Intravenous and injectable solutions, and needles, are not accepted.

This year’s local Take-Back Day locations are:

  • Limerick Township Police Department, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick;
  • Royersford Police Department, 300 Main St., Royersford;
  • Upper Providence Police Department, 1286 Black Rock Rd., Oaks.
  • Pottstown Police Department, 100 E. High St., Pottstown;
  • Lower Pottsgrove at the Sanatoga Fire House, 2222 E. High St., Sanatoga; and the
  • New Hanover Township Police Department, 2943 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville;

During the 2015 spring Take Back, according to the office, 3,655 pounds of unwanted medications were collected. In all of last year, it added, more than 7,800 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter medications were gathered and destroyed.

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