HARRISBURG, September 24, 2012 - Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon/Monroe) reminds area residents of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, September 29.
“I encourage everyone to take advantage of this important nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse and provide a convenient and safe way to dispose of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs,” said Senator Yudichak.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DEA, the Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement will have locations across Luzerne, Carbon and Monroe counties for the public to drop off unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous.
Luzerne County Locations:
PA State Police, 475 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming
Duryea Police Department, Duryea Borough Building, 315 Main Street, Duryea
Hazleton City Police Department, Giant Food Store, 70 South Locust Street, Hazleton
Kingston Twp. Police Department, 180 East Center Street, Shavertown
Wright Twp. Police Department, 321 South Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop
Carbon County Locations:
Summit Hill Police Department, 40 West Amidon Street, Summit Hill
Slatington Police Department, 125 South Walnut Street, Slatington
Monroe County Locations:
PA State Police, 127 Parkside Avenue, Blakeslee
Barrett Township Police Department, 993 Route 390, Cresco
Pocono Regional Police Department, 2454 Route 940, Pocono Summit
Pocono Township Police Department, 110 Township Road, Tannersville
A complete list of drop off locations is available at www.dea.gov where a search is available by zip code. The list is also available at www.psp.state.pa.us by clicking on the “Public Services’’ link on the left navigation menu.