Drug Enforcement Administration


Jonathan A. Wilson, Special Agent in Charge

November 06, 2019

Contact: SSA Patrick Trainor

Phone Number: (571) 362-5391

DEA announces 40,798 pounds of prescription drugs collected during DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

DEA Philadelphia Division executive staff during Take-Back event
DEA Philadelphia Division executive staff during Take-Back event
DEA Philadelphia Field Division executive staff during Take-Back event

PHILADELPHIA -- Special Agent in Charge Jonathan A. Wilson of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field Division announced today that 40,798.33 pounds of prescription drugs were collected across Pennsylvania and Delaware by the DEA and its partners during the Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event on October 26, 2019. 

 A specific breakdown of amounts collected by regions across Pennsylvania, where a total of 36,880.23 pounds was collected, and Delaware, where a total of 3,918.10 pounds was collected, is listed below:

                                                Allentown, PA:           1,643.8 lbs.

                                                Dover, DE:                  1,801 lbs.

                                                Harrisburg, PA:           3,049.52 lbs.

                                                Philadelphia, PA:        20,917.02 lbs.

                                                Pittsburgh, PA:           10,477 lbs.

                                                Scranton, PA:              792.89 lbs.

                                                Wilmington, DE:        2,117.1 lbs.                                            

Amounts collected by the counties across the Philadelphia region, which are totaled above, are listed as follows: 

                                                 Bucks County:            11,006.88 lbs.

                                                Chester County:          1,261 lbs.

                                                Delaware County:       460.4 lbs.

                                                Montgomery County: 7,436.34 lbs.

                                                Philadelphia County:  752.4 lbs.                                             

For more information about the DEA’s Take-Back program, please contact DEA Public Information Officer/Supervisory Special Agent Patrick J. Trainor at either (571) 362-5391 or patrick.j.trainor@usdoj.gov.  


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