WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro and Washington Township, Pa., police will be participating in a nationwide "drug take-back" initiative Saturday, Sept. 25.
The Drug Enforcement Agency started an initiative to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs. In a press kit, the DEA stated the number of new users of prescription drugs among 12- to 17-year-olds is second only to marijuana.
People can get rid of unused, expired and unneeded prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. during the events.
The Waynesboro Police Department will collect medications in the parking lot behind the police station.
"It'll be a drive-through thing because people like to be anonymous. We hope to have it be constant movement" of vehicles passing, police spokeswoman Kim Green said.
The Washington Township Police Department will collect prescription drugs at the Wayne Heights Mall.
The DEA says medications should not be thrown in the trash, where others can find them. Prescription drugs that can be flushed in the toilet will indicate so on their labels.