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100 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected

The Springfield Township Police Department invited residents to properly dispose of expired, unwanted or unused medication for destruction on Saturday, October 27th. The one-day program was conducted with coordination of the  Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and is part of a nationwide "take back initiative" with the focus on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation's medicine cabinets. Several law enforcement agencies across the United States participated in this one-day effort to bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. 


Springfield Township police logged 7 boxes, exactly 100 pounds of drugs, from its collection on October 27th. Police Chief Rob Browder shared, "the community came out in the rain to do their part in keeping prescriptions out of the hands of others, while also diverting the drugs from the landfill." This collection was among the highest in Springfield Township in recent years,


Channel 5 News attended Springfield Township's event. They reported that during a previous take back event in April, law enforcement agencies participating in the event collected 468 tons of prescription medicine that people wanted out of their homes. View News 5 coverage here.