East Cocalico Police hold drug take-back day

By on April 25, 2012

East Cocalico Police will collect and safely dispose of unused and expired prescription drugs April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station.

Held in conjunction with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the take-back initiative allows people who have missed previous events or those who have accumulated unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of them.

Statistics show that Americans are supporting these take-back days well. On the October 29, 2011 take-back day, 188.5 tons of unwanted or expired medications were taken back for safe disposal at 5,327 take-back sites held in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

This is the time of year for spring house cleaning. Don’t forget to houseclean the medicine cabinet or dresser drawers for unused or expired prescriptions.

The police station is located at 100 Hill Rd., Denver.

About Ephrata Review