Drug “Take-back” Initiative

The Schuylkill County Fair and Schuylkill County Sheriff Joseph Groody are partnering for the 1st time to participate in the prescription drug “take-back” initiative. This initiative seeks to prevent prescription abuse and theft by providing an anonymous, safe, and convenient means of collection and disposal.

This one day event is free of charge and open to everyone. The drug take-back program is anonymous. Participants are encouraged to remove any personal information from the prescription labels.

Representatives from the Sheriff’s office will be stationed at the collection point at the front gate of the Fair on Friday, July 31st from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. This is Friday evening of Fair week which runs July 27 through August1. Uniformed Officers will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Participants may dispose of medication in its original container with personal information from the prescription labels removed or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into the disposal box.

Expired or unwanted controlled, non-controlled and over the counter medicines are accepted. Liquid products such as cough syrup should remain sealed in their original plastic container. The following

items are NOT accepted: glass containers, intra-venous solutions, injectable, syringes and illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines.

This method of drug disposal is much safer for the community and the environment. For more information of how the Schuylkill County Fair is partnering with organizations to better our communities visit the Fair’s web site at www.schuylkillfair.com

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