Nanticoke Police receive drug collection grant

NANTICOKE, June 1 – State Rep. Gerald Mullery congratulates the Nanticoke Police Department on receipt of a drug collection unit grant.

Mullery said the unit will be located in the lobby of the Nanticoke municipal building and will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances. The drop-off site is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked.

"I was proud to work with Chief Tom Wall, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the National Guard Counterdrug Joint Task Force at Fort Indiantown Gap to bring this service to Nanticoke," Mullery said. "This will greatly help get unneeded drugs out of medicine cabinets and homes throughout the city and region."

The grant was awarded as part of CVS Health’s Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program.