(PAOLI) – For the first time, the Paoli Police Department will be participating in the DEA’s annual “Drug Take Back Day”. The event will take place on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
“We will be in the parking lot of the Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy, located near Tractor Supply on North Gospel Street. We are planning to have free food available, as well as Officers on hand to answer questions or receive information citizens wish to pass along to law enforcement,” says Sgt. Tyler Phillips.
For those who live within the Town of Paoli and don’t have transportation available or aren’t physically capable of making it to the event, officers will provide curbside pick up at their home. Residents need to call is 812-653-4295 (not the Police Department number line, so you don’t tie up the line for emergency calls).
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses an all-too-common local public safety and health issue. Unused/expired medication stored in home cabinets is highly susceptible to misuse and abuse. Many abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Also, many do not know how to properly dispose of their unused medicine, often flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the garbage – both potential safety and health hazards.
By participating in an event sponsored by law enforcement, residents can be assured these potentially harmful substances will be disposed of in a safe, responsible manner.