This event is free and helps keep opioids and other drugs away from those that may misuse or abuse them.   

 

Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, PA — Saturday is National Prescription Take-Back Day.  The Lower Merion Police in cooperation with the DEA will take and dispose of any unused or unwanted medicines that may be in your home. The service is free, and it is anonymous.

“While we participate in the official take-back day, Lower Merion has a drop off system that is available around the clock,” stated Michael McGrath, Superintendent of Police.

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Take the drugs to Police headquarters located at 71 E. Lancaster Ave., in Ardmore.  In the lobby, there is a secure well-marked disposal box where you can safely add your unwanted medicines.  The disposal box is a large secured box with an opening to drop in your drugs. It easy to do and it can lower the contamination of drinking water by having the drugs disposed of properly versus being flushed down the drain.

National Prescription Take Back Day is in its 17th year.  The Initiative continues to remove ever-higher amounts of opioids and other medicines from the nation’s homes, where they are vulnerable to misuse, theft or abuse by family members and visitors, including children and teens

The DEA and its partners like Lower Merion have collected nearly 11 million pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications through its Take Back Day events. This weekend, approximately 6,000 collection sites operated by almost 5,000 partner law enforcement agencies will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time.

Anyone that needs looking for collections sites outside of Lower Merion can go to  www.DEATakeBack.com or call 800-882-9539.

Last October, the public turned in 457 tons (914,236 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,800 of its local and tribal partners.  

If you have questions for Lower Merion Police, please call 610-649-1000.

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