Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Police assist in prescription drug disposal

The Philadelphia Police Department is collecting and disposing of expired or unwanted medications on Saturday to help curb crimes associated with prescription drug abuse.

Police assist in prescription drug disposal

The Philadelphia Police Department is collecting and disposing of expired or unwanted medications on Saturday to help curb crimes associated with prescription drug abuse.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, community groups and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration now in its second year.

The event will offer 5,300 drug collection sites nationwide, including 16 in Philadelphia, as well as sites in Bucks, Montgomery and Delaware County.

In 2010, over 121 tons of unwanted drugs were turned in at 4,100 collection sites nationwide, according to the DEA.

Officials at the DEA say the disposal events are important because medicine left sitting in cabinets is prone to abuse and theft.

Officials will collect medication between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. To search for a collection site near you, visit the DEA website.

 

About this blog

Philly Confidential, which covers crime in Philadelphia and the suburbs, is written by Daily News staffers Dana DiFilippo, Stephanie Farr, Vinny Vella and Morgan Zalot.

E-mail tips to DiFilippo at difilid@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Farr at farrs@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Vella at vellav@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter here.

E-mail tips to Zalot at zalotm@phillynews.com and follow her on Twitter here.

The Philly Confidential team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected
Topics: