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Law enforcement offices throughout the Historic Triangle will be conducting a drug take-back program Saturday as part of a national initiative led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
The purpose of the Drug Take-Back Initiative is to provide the public with an environmentally safe way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs, which are more likely to be stolen, misused or abused if left to languish in home medicine cabinets.
This service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked. All drugs collected will be turned over to the DEA for disposal after the event.
City of Williamsburg
The Williamsburg Police Department and Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office are partnering up for the city’s drug take-back efforts.
Officers from both agencies will be at the Williamsburg Police Department, located at 425 Armistead Ave., accepting unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Drugs of all types are acceptable for disposal, but sharps or needles will not be accepted. Liquids should be in sealed containers.
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting drugs at the D.A.R.E. office at 5338-D George Washington Memorial Highway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Pills and patches are acceptable for disposal though this program. Liquids, sharps and needles cannot be accepted.
James City County
Officers from the James City County Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding a collection at the police department, located at 4600 Opportunity Way, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Prescription solid dosage medications such as tablets and capsules will be accepted. Liquids, injectables, over-the-counter medications and needles will not be accepted.