Watch CBS News

Montgomery County Urging Residents To Take Advantage Of Drug Take Back Day

By Jim Melwert

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, P.A., (CBS) -- Heroin and opioid overdose is second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death for people under-70 in Pennsylvania. Officials in Montgomery County gathered today to announce their latest efforts in trying to battle the epidemic.

"This is not a problem we can arrest or incarcerate our way out of. It requires many different parts of our community coming together," Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman said.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman. credit cbs

This Saturday, the county is hosting another drug take-back day, Ferman says in the four and a half years since the county started the program, they've collected nearly seven-tons of drugs.

Justina McIntyre is urging people to take advantage of the drug drop-off boxes. Her 19-year-old son died of a prescription pill overdose in 2008.

"He would get these prescription pills from medicine cabinets and from other students at school," McIntyre explained.

Ferman also announced money confiscated from drug dealers and traffickers will be used to make sure every police car in the county is equipped with the anti-overdose drug Naloxone.

The full list of drop-off locations is below:

Abington Police Department, 1166 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001

Cheltenham Township Police Department, 8230 Old York Rd., Elkins Park, PA 19027

Collegeville Borough Police Department – Collegeville Fire Department, 25 E. Fifth Ave., Collegeville, PA 19426

Conshohocken Borough Police Department, 720 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428

East Norriton Township Police Department, 2501 Stanbridge St., East Norriton, PA 19401

Hatfield Township Administration Building, 1950 School Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440

Hatboro Police Department, 120 E. Montgomery Ave., Hatboro, PA 19040

Jenkintown Borough Police Department, 700 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, PA 19046

Limerick Township Police Department, 646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, PA 19468

Lower Pottsgrove Township - Sanatoga Fire House, 2222 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464

Lower Providence Township Police Department, 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville, PA 19403

Marlborough Township Police Department, 6040 Upper Ridge Rd., Green Lane, PA 18054

Montgomery Township - Giant Food Store, 1201 Knapp Rd., North Wales, PA 19454

Narberth Borough Police Department, 100 Conway Ave., Narberth PA 19072 (available Saturday 10-17-15)

New Hanover Township Police Department, 2943 N. Charlotte St., Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Pottstown Police Department, 100 East High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Royersford Police Department, 300 Main St, Royersford, PA 19468

Springfield Township Police Department, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Towamencin Township Police Department, 1090 Troxel Rd., Kulpsville, PA 19443

Upper Merion Township Police Department, 175 West Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia, PA 19406

Upper Moreland Township Police Department, 117 Park Ave., Willow Grove, PA 19090

Upper Providence Township Police Department, 1286 Black Rock Rd., Oaks, PA 19456

West Conshohocken Borough Hall, 112 Ford Street, West Conshohocken, PA 19428

West Norriton Township Police Department, 1630 W. Marshall St., Jeffersonville, PA 19403

Whitpain Township Police Department, 960 Wentz Rd, Blue Bell, PA 19422

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.