The Hazleton Standard-Speaker

Schuylkill drug take back day schedule solidified


POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County Sheriff Joe Groody and Schuylkill County Drug and Alcohol are teaming with local law enforcemen­t officers to participat­e in National Drug Take Back Day.

The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at various locations throughout the county, including:

Ashland Police Department — 401 S. 18th St., Ashland

Butler Twp. (Schuylkill County) Police Department — 211 Broad St., Ashland

Cass Twp. Police Department — 1209 Valley Road, Duncott

Frackville Police Department — 42 S. Centre St., Frackville

Hegins Police Department — 417 Gap St., Valley View

Mahanoy City Police Department — 239 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City

Minersvill­e Police Department — 15 N. Delaware Ave., Minersvill­e

Orwigsburg Police Department — 209 N. Warren St., Orwigsburg

Palo Alto Police Department — 142 E. Bacon St., Palo Alto

Pine Grove Police Department — One Snyder Drive, Pine Grove

Port Carbon Police Department — 90 Washington St., Port Carbon

Rush Twp. Police Department — 104 Mahanoy Ave., Hometown

Saint Clair Police Department — 24 N. Second St., Saint Clair

St. Luke’s Hospital-miners Campus — 360 W. Ruddle St., Coaldale

Schuylkill County Courthouse, security entrance — 401 N. Second St., Pottsville

Schuylkill Haven Police Department — 220 Parkway Ave., Schuylkill Haven

Shenandoah Police Department — 15 W. Washington St., Shenandoah

Tamaqua Police Department — 320 W. Broad St., Tamaqua

West Mahanoy Twp. Police Department — 190 Pennsylvan­ia Ave., Shenandoah Heights.

Groody said the program is a one-day event that is free, anonymous and open to all.

Residents are encouraged to remove personal informatio­n from prescripti­on labels and can dispose of the medication in the original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box. He said liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in the original container.

Groody said that all expired or unwanted controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medicines are accepted. Items that are not accepted are glass containers, intravenou­s solutions, injection items, syringes and illegal substances.

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