645 Pounds of Medication were collected Saturday in Cambria County for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.” Residents could stopped at 29 sites across Cambria County to get rid of their unwanted, unused, or expired medications. Organizers say this could help prevent the cycle of addiction in our area.
Cambria County Drug Coalition has held this event twice a year for the last decade. Organizers say this is the safest way to dispose of medications and needles. Ronna Yablonski, Executive Director of the Cambria County Drug Coalition saying: “We know, that in the wrong hands, the consequences of medication misuse, abuse, or accidental ingestion can be devastating. It’s important for individuals to know that, and then giving them the opportunity to just clean out their medicine cabinets.”
There also 21 Permanent Sites in the County if you missed Saturday’s event.