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Prescription Drug Take-Back at Emmaus Police Department
The DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which is happening this coming Saturday, September 27th, 2012, from 10am to 2pm.
Last year the DEA led four drives across all 50 states and collected more than 1.5 million pounds of old, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs.
Prescription Drug Abuse presents a major threat to young people in our community. The rising statistics on teen abuse of prescription drugs is frightening.
When flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain, those toxic compounds contaminate our watershed including our brooks, streams and groundwater supply. The very tap water we drink can be contaminated with residual prescription drugs.
Box or bag up all your old and expired pills and drop off this Saturday at the Emmaus Police Station between 10 and 2pm.
Do your part to help protect our kids and our environment.
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More About Emmaus Police Station
Emmaus is a peaceful community but, like any community, it is not free of crime. Keeping the peace round the clock are the officers of the Emmaus police department. They respond to more than 7,000 incidents every year. At full strength, the department has 19 full-time officers, two part-time officers, one animal control officer and two clerical staff. It also has a police dog. These officers work out of the police station, which was completed in 2006 at a cost of $2.5 million. It was built to replace cramped quarters in the basement of Emmaus Town Hall, which is right next door. The department is managed by Police Chief David Faust, with oversight by the mayor of Emmaus, who maintains an office in the police station.