Area police participate in Take Back Drugs

Published Oct 23, 2013 at 6:49 am (Updated Oct 22, 2013 at 3:47 pm)

During the semi-annual Take Back the Drugs event any unwanted, expired or unused prescription medication will be accepted from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at various locations manned by local police departments.

According to Peters Township Police Chief Harry Fruecht, who has been involved in the program since its inception, the drop-off sites will accept any medication, no questions asked, with the exception of needles.

All medication should be removed from the prescription bottles and be placed in a plastic bag. No names should be included. Officers at the various drop locations will not look at the medication, Fruecht said.

Once the collection is concluded at 2 p.m., the discarded medication is boxed for pickup and disposal by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

In Bethel Park, the collection point through the police department will be held in the community center, located at 5151 Park Ave.

Canonsburg police will hold a collection at the Shop ‘N Save, West Pike Street; Cecil Township police are not participating.

Green Tree residents may dispose of medication at the borough building, 10 W. Manilla Ave.

In Mt. Lebanon, unwanted medication will be collected at the Medical Rescue Team South building, 315 Cypress Way.

In Peters Township, police will be on hand to accept medication at four locations: Walgreens, 100 East McMurray Road; Kmart, 4041 Washington Road;, McMurray Dairy Bar, 601 E. McMurray Road; and Firehouse Subs, 126 Gallery Drive.

In Upper St. Clair Township, there will be a drop-off box in the lobby of the police department in the municipal building, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road. The police department is near the flag pole.

South Fayette Township police are not taking part in the program.

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