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Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Pocono Raceway, Pa. AG hosts drug pickup during NASCAR weekend

Pocono Raceway, Pa.  AG hosts drug pickup during NASCAR weekend

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Pocono Raceway will once again host a drug drive in partnership with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office during NASCAR weekend.

Friday through Sunday, expired or unneeded medications can be dropped off at a drop-off location under the pole near the main entrance to Pocono Raceway. Entrants who bring drugs for elimination will receive a voucher for circuit prize draws.

This will be the sixth coordinated takeover by the circuit and the attorney general’s office. The event brought in over 450 kilograms of medicine in its first five years.

Statewide efforts by the attorney general’s office have yielded nearly 300 tons of prescription drugs since 2017.

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“Our friends at Pocono Raceway have been partners with us in these efforts for six years, and I am very grateful for their help,” Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry said in a news release. “Join us at this year’s race so we can all have fun while being responsible about the medications we keep in our homes. See you at the Raceway!”

“The opioid epidemic continues to affect Pennsylvanians and Pocono Raceway is proud to use our platform in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office to educate and provide a pickup location for race fans to dispose of unneeded and expired medications,” Pocono Raceway president Ben May said.

Kathryne Rubright is the managing editor of the Pocono Record and the Tri-County Independent. Get to her at [email protected].

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