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Clinton County Drug Take Back Week Oct. 19-23

LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County District Attorney Dave Strouse has announced Clinton County Drug Take Back week from Oct. 19 through Oct. 23.

The weeklong program is being held as part of the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative to dispose of expired and unused prescription medications before they can get into the hands of young people.

According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 11.5 million people age 12 and older misuse a prescription pain reliever each year. More than 40 percent of those drugs are obtained from friends and family members – typically without their knowledge.

Please take the time to help your family members, especially the elderly, clean out their unwanted and expired medication and take them to one of the three Medication Drop Boxes located throughout Clinton County.

Since there are some restrictions due to COVID-19, a few locations are not open.

The locations listed below will be available for drop off.

— Lock Haven City Hall – 20 E. Church St., Lock Haven (Call ahead at 570-893-5911 or knock at the Lock Haven City Police Department side entrance)

— Pine Creek Police Department – 31 Municipal Drive, Avis

— Pennsylvania State Police – Lamar – 113 Boyd Road, Mill Hall

Take back locations DO NOT accept needles.

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