Lycoming County District Attorney's office has teamed up with the Williamsport Crosscutters to give fans the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or expired household medication.
Officials will be in attendance with the MedReturn box to collect medication at every Cutters Wednesday home game. Collection dates are June 22, July 13, August 3, August 10 and August 31.
Lycoming County District Attorney Eric Linhardt stated, "The best way to avoid the risks of prescription drug abuse, especially for children and teenagers, is to safely dispose of medications when they are unused or expired. The Pennsylvania MedReturn drop boxes offer the public a safe, accessible, and convenient alternative to keeping prescription drugs that aren't being used in the home where they can get in the wrong hands or be disposed of in landfills or down the drain where they can end up in the water supply.
All fans turning in medication will receive a coupon for a free hot dog and soda, courtesy of the District Attorney's office, redeemable at any Cutters home game during the 2016 season.
"We are pleased to assist the D.A's office in helping get as many unused prescriptions as possible out of homes and safely disposed," stated Gabe Sinicropi, Cutters Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.
MedReturn is committed to providing a safe, simple, secure and environmentally friendly way to help law enforcement agencies and communities collect unwanted or expired household medication, including prescriptions, over-the-counter drugs and unused pharmaceuticals in locations throughout the U.S.A.
For more information on the program, call the Williamsport crosscutters at (570) 326-3389.