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Greencastle location to be part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Greencastle will be one of the locations as the Franklin/Fulton County Drug & Alcohol Program partners with local law enforcement agencies to recognize the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, the Greencastle Police Department will be collection medications at the Artisans in the Park event at Jerome King Playground, 240 N. Carlisle St.

Other county locations during the same day and time are:

• Mercersburg Police Department            

*At the Police Station

113 S. Main St.

Mercersburg, PA  17201                 

• Pennsylvania State Police            

*Chambersburg WalMart            

1730 Lincoln Way E.

Chambersburg, PA  17201

• Waynesboro Police Department

*At the Police Station (Rear Parking Lot)

57 E. Main St.

Waynesboro, PA  17268

• Franklin County Sheriff's Office        

*Mondur Pharmacy

4495 Lincoln Way W.

St. Thomas, PA  17252    

• Chambersburg Police Department

*At the Police Station

116 S. 2nd St.

Chambersburg, PA  17201

• Franklin County Sheriff's Office

*Chambers Apothecary

278 Lincoln Way E.

Chambersburg, PA  17201

The continued safe disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medications is a crucial process to properly safeguard the environment and to deter medication diversion in our community as an everyday practice, according to officials.

They encourage residents to:

• Take inventory of your prescription and over-the-counter medicine.

• Secure your medicine chest.

• Dispose of your unused, unwanted, and expired medicine at a local collection site.

• Take your medicine(s) exactly as prescribed.

• Talk to your children about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

For more information regarding the take back events or proper medication disposal, contact the Franklin/Fulton County Drug & Alcohol Program, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 717-263-1256.