Saturday Drug Take-Back Hits New Record
A RECORD DAY FOR DRUG TAKE-BACKS – More than 7,745 pounds of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and medical supplements (at top) were collected Saturday (Oct. 28, 2017) across Montgomery County as part of the semi-annual National Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored locally by the county District Attorney’s office. Police departments serving Harleysville, Collegeville, Oaks, Limerick, Pennsburg, Royersford, Lower, Upper and West Pottsgrove, Pottstown, and Gilbertsville all participated in the four-hour campaign that encouraged area residents to empty their medicine cabinets and safely dispose of products they no longer needed. DA Kevin Steele, on his office’s Facebook page, said the number of pounds received represented a record amount. Upper Providence police were busy packing up boxes for disposal at their Oaks site (above), as were New Hanover police in Gilbertsville (below). The DA’s truck to cart it all away was filled (bottom).
Photos from the Montgomery County District Attorney via Facebook