Lewistown Police Department Drug Return and Disposal Program
The Lewistown Police is starting a year round Drug Disposal Program to help remove unused and outdated prescription type drugs from the community.The idea for having a year-round prescription drug disposal program was the result of the police department’s and Mifflin County Communities that Care participation in the annual Drug Take Back Program sponsored by the DEA Drug Enforcement Administration.
Through funding from a Drug Free Community Grant to Communities That Care, a MED Return Drug Collection Unit was purchased for the lobby of the Lewistown Police Department. The MED Return Unit has been used nationally by law enforcement to provide an easy and safe way of disposing of unwanted and outdated prescription Drugs, over-the-counter and other household medications. This is an anonymous Drug Return Program that allows citizens to simply place the unwanted items in a drop slot that is secure with the knowledge that the medications will be properly destroyed.
This year-round drug disposal program will help public safety in many ways including:
· Reducing the change of accidental ingesting of pills by children
· Reducing the number of pills that are being sold and abused in our community
· Lessening the contamination of local water systems by unwanted prescriptions being improperly disposed of
The Lewistown Police Department is happy to partner with Community That Cares to provide community members with an anonymous and safe way to remove unwanted medications and prescription from our homes. The program costs have been fully paid by Communities that Care Drug Free Community Grant.
LOCATION: Lewistown Police Department
21 South Brown Street
Lewistown PA 17044
HOURS: Monday thru Friday
8:30am to 4:30pm
QUESTIONS: Contact the LPD Office during business hours at 717-248-6716
Liquid Medications in Leak-Proof Containers
NOT ACCEPTED: Needles (Sharps)
Medications from Business or Clinics