Did you know that drug overdoses have killed more than twice as many Americans as homicides in PA?
DA Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Richard Ross making the first deposit of medications
Items That You Can Deposit
Expired, Unwanted, or Unused Medication
Vitamins and Herbal Supplements
Liquid medication (in a bag or container)
Bernie Strain, who lost his son due to an accidental overdose in 2009
at the 22nd Police District deposits unused medications.
Bernie Strain, with DA Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Richard Ross
In addition to a public safety issue, unwanted and unused prescription medications are a public health risk because prescription drug abuse often leads to opiate and heroin abuse. The boxes were made available to the DAO through a grant from the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
at the 22nd Police District