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Emmaus Getting Full-Time Drug Drop Off

Borough is one of 10 Lehigh County departments getting permanent drug collection boxes.

A group of Lehigh County police departments are about to start offering residents a way to get rid of old prescription medications.

On Tuesday, county law enforcement officials will announce the installation of  permanent medication collection boxes at 10 local police stations.

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin and Ken Martz of Director of the Bureau ofTreatment, Prevention and Intervention, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) are set to make the announcement at Upper Macungie Township police headquarters.    

The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office said that a record amount of drugs were collected during the seventh annual National Takeback Day on Oct. 26, with more than 2,000 pounds of expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications collected at 17 different sites in Lehigh County. The Emmaus PD drop-off location gathered 195 pounds of drugs that day.

The boxes are paid for by a grant program made possible by the joint efforts of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, DDAP and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

In addition to Emmaus, the drop boxes can be found in: 

  • Allentown (10th and Hamilton streets substation)
  • Upper Macungie
  • Slatington
  • South Whitehall Township
  • Catasauqua
  • Whitehall Township
  • Upper Saucon Township
  • Salisbury Township
  • Slatington 

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