Med Stop Photo Shop Drug Take Back Event Set Oct. 4

Area residents will be invited to safely dispose of unwanted or unused medications at the Williamsport Police Department's drug return box between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. October 4th. Participants may enter at the rear of City Hall. Junior League of Williamsport volunteers will be on hand to take photos of participants against a backdrop (using the participants’ phone/camera) with props containing messages that raise awareness. Additionally, the volunteers will provide instructions to participants for posting their photos to social media with the following hashtags:

#StemTheTide

#ProjectBaldEagle

#JuniorLeagueWilliamsport

#WilliamsportPolice

Did You Know?

The opioid epidemic has been labeled the single greatest threat to community health in America. The majority of people using heroin became addicted to opioids while using prescription painkillers.

The majority of opioid addicts have taken prescription drugs from a friend or relative’s medicine cabinet. Doing our part to stem the tide of the opioid epidemic requires each of us to become better stewards of our medications.

Drug take back boxes are a safe way to dispose of unused or expired medications and prevent them from ending up in the wrong hands.

The Med Drop Photo Stop is a fun event that allows each of us to raise awareness around the importance of, and resources for, responsible medication stewardship.

Please direct any questions to Steve Shope at 570-337-9986 or by e-mail at ProjectBald Eagle@comcast.net.