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Macungie police participate in biannual drug collection program

Press Photo by Jim Marsh Macungie Police Department Cpl. Mike Mullen accepts a bag of no-longer-needed prescription medications from Macungie resident Elisabeth Gates on National Drug Take Back Day Oct. 23 at Macungie Police Department headquarters along Locust Street, Macungie. Supported by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, drug give back programs are held across the country in the spring and fall. The program offers consumers an alternative to putting the drugs in refuse containers or flushing them into a municipal sewage system. DEA collects and incinerates the drugs in a safe manner.