On Tuesday, county law enforcement officials will announce the installation of permanent medication collection boxes at 10 local police stations, including at South Whitehall.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin and Ken Martz of Director of the Bureau ofTreatment, Prevention and Intervention, Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) are set to make the announcement at Upper Macungie Township police headquarters.
Upper Macungie police Chief Edgardo Colon said last month that one-off drug drop off programs are always successful in the township. Last time out, they took in 110 pounds of old prescription and over-the-counter medications.
South Whitehall also has regularly participated in the program and has reported successful drug drop-offs.
The boxes are paid for by a grant program made possible by the joint efforts of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, DDAP and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
In addition to South Whitehall, the drop boxes can be found in:
- Allentown (10th and Hamilton streets substation)
- Upper Macungie Township
- Whitehall Township
- Upper Saucon Township
- Salisbury Township