Tuesday, September 26, 2023

JCCPD to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

JAMES CITY COUNTY — The James City County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The James City County Police Department will collect prescription medication at Law Enforcement Center located at 4600 Opportunity Way. Williamsburg Police Department will also participate in the program.

Collection sites will not accept syringes, sharps, and illicit drugs. Liquid products like cough syrup should remain sealed in their original container. The cap must be tightly sealed to prevent leakage.

For more than a decade, the event has helped Americans easily rid their homes of unneeded medications — old, unwanted, or expired — that too often become a gateway to addiction, JCCPD said in a press release.

Take Back Day offers free and anonymous disposal of unneeded medications at more than 4,000 local drop-off locations nationwide, it was noted, and with local law enforcement, it has removed more than 8,300 tons of medication from circulation since its inception.

For more information and to find other collection sites near you, visit DEATakeBack.com.

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