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National Drug Take Back Day Sites

“National Drug Take Back Day” set for Saturday, October 26,
Several Lackawanna County law enforcement agencies are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) seventh annual “National Drug Take Back Day” set for Saturday, October 26, from 10 AM to 2 PM at locations throughout the area.   
The sites and addresses of the Police Departments and State agencies participating in the program are:  Jefferson Township Police Department, 731 Cliff Drive; Jermyn Borough Police,  440 Jefferson Ave; Jessup Police Department, 395 Lane Street; and Moscow Borough Police Department, 123 Van Brunt Street. 
Also, Olyphant Police Department, 604 Park Street; Pennsylvania State Police - Troop R, Dunmore, 85 Keystone Industrial Park; and Scranton Police Department, 100 S. Washington Avenue.
This program is completely anonymous, and it is designed to protect youth from getting drugs and to stop the pollution of the environment. “Drug Take Back Day” represents a safe, convenient and responsible means of medicine disposal. 
The types of medications that will be collected are:  over the counter, controlled substance or prescription required drugs, tablets, capsules, ointments, creams and liquids. 
The public does not have to take medications out of the original package or container or separate anything.   
Intravenous solutions, syringes, needles and other injectable medications will not be accepted.
The Prevention Staff from the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs will be at each site providing drug and alcohol education/treatment information and resources.  
 

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