Drug Take Back Day a Huge Success!

The Swatara Township Police Department partnered with Capital Blue Cross and participated in the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day event on 4/27/19.  Residents and non-residents were able to drop off their unused or expired medication at the township building for safe disposal.  This meant that less medication would find its way into the environment OR into the hands of a child or teenager.  The program was completely anonymous and therefore no personal information was collected.  Capital Blue Cross had staff on site to offer advice relating to health and wellness.  They also provided some fun raffles to those who were interested.  Newman from BOB 94.9 was also in attendance keeping the tunes going.  We also had a visit from State Representative Thomas Mehaffie and Swatara Township Commissioner Thomas Connolly, who both showed their support of this event. 

This year, in the span of just 4 hours, we collected 261 pounds of medication!  We would like to thank EVERYONE who came out to the event to dispose of their unused/expired medication in a safe manner.  We would also like to remind the public that we offer this service throughout the year through our Drug Drop Box program.  Just come to the lobby of our police department during normal township business hours to drop off any unused/expired medication into our Drug Drop Box.  The drugs are then stored securely within the department until they can be safely disposed of.