Washington Township Police Team Up with DEA for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Washington Township Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is hosting DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 22. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will offer free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications in locations across the country.

This annual event, which has been running for more than a decade, is designed to help Americans easily and safely rid their homes of old, unwanted, or expired medications, which can too often become a gateway to addiction. In partnership with local law enforcement, Take Back Day has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception.

The Washington Township Police Department will be accepting tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs at the Walmart parking lot located at 12751 Washington Township Blvd, Waynesboro. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container, with the cap tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity for individuals to take an active role in fighting drug addiction in their communities. By disposing of unneeded medications safely, participants can help prevent prescription drug abuse and protect their loved ones from the harmful effects of addiction.

For more information and to find a collection site near you, visit www.DEATakeBack.com. The Washington Township Police Department encourages everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unneeded medications safely and responsibly.


Gale L Mellott obituary 1948~2023

Born on February 13, 1948, Gale was an avid hunter. He enjoyed woodworking and camping. Services will be private at the convenience of family.