Tunkhannock Rotary, in collaboration with the Wyoming County District Attorney’s (DA) Office, has been actively involved in community outreach and advertising for the semi-annual Drug Take Back Program since 2014.
The Spring event was Apr 27.  Residents who cleaned out their medicine cabinets of expired or unused drugs dropped off 157 pounds of pills that were then collected by law enforcement from 4 local pharmacies and destroyed.
Wyoming County District Attorney Joseph Peters, who is also a Rotarian, stated in an article in the May 15 Wyoming County Press Examiner that “Every pill is a temptation.  As such, more than 170,000 tempting opportunities for a young person to experiment with drugs and place themselves on the road to addiction were removed from their grasp”.