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Boback Announces Jan. 11 as ‘Lock ‘Em Up Day in Lackawanna County PA’
DALLAS – In an effort to raise awareness about medication diversion and remind Pennsylvanians to lock up their prescription drugs, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming), in conjunction with Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon, today announced that Wednesday, Jan. 11, has been designated as “Lock ‘Em Up Day in Lackawanna County PA.” The event will be held at the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 to share information with area residents about medication diversion. Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne will also be in attendance.

Earlier this year, Boback’s House Resolution 1070 designated Oct. 19 as “Lock ‘Em Up Day in PA.” Boback was inspired to introduce this resolution in response to the state’s devastating opioid epidemic and anecdotes from constituents in which senior citizens have fallen victim to medication diversion, which is theft of prescription drugs by family members, personal care workers and cleaning personnel, to name a few. Many people, especially senior citizens, are not aware of the risks of keeping unlocked prescription drugs in their homes.

The October event featured comments from Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne; House Health Committee Chairman Matt Baker; House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee Chairman Tim Hennessey; and Reps. Aaron Kaufer and Ed Gainey, co-chairs of the PA Heroin Opioid Prevention and Education (PA HOPE) Caucus.

“This is one of three events in the 117th Legislative District focused on medication diversion,” said Boback. “The prescription drug abuse crisis is a multifaceted problem facing communities throughout the Commonwealth. We can all help prevent drug abuse by locking up prescription drugs to ensure they do not get into the wrong hands.”

For more information about the legislative efforts to curb Pennsylvania’s most serious public health crisis in decades, visit To learn more about “Lock ‘Em Up Day in Lackawanna County PA,” call Boback’s Tunkhannock district office at 570-836-4777. 


Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is pictured with Lackawanna County District Attorney Shane Scanlon, who will present information to Lackawanna County residents about medication diversion on Lock ‘Em Up Day, set for Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

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