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Area law enforcement to collect unneeded prescription drugs

Residents of Williamsburg and James City and York counties can get rid of unwanted prescription drugs at takeback events this weekend. (File photo/Adobe)
Residents of Williamsburg and James City and York counties can get rid of unwanted prescription drugs at takeback events this weekend. (File photo/Adobe)

Greater Williamsburg residents who have expired or unneeded prescription drugs can dispose of them April 28 as part of the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day.

Unneeded pills or patches can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. April 28 at the following locations:

  • York-Poquoson D.A.R.E. office,  5338-D George Washington Memorial Highway in the Washington Square Shopping Center, Grafton. Liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted.
  • James City County Police Department, 4600 Opportunity Way.
  • Williamsburg Fire Department, 440 N. Boundary St. Liquids in sealed containers will be accepted, and the Fire Department will have containers available for sharps and needles. 

In addition to the drug takeback, York County also is conducting a food drive and offering free shredding of personal papers during the event.

Food donations should be nonperishable canned or boxed items. The items will be donated to the Peninsula Food Bank to help feed the hungry in the area.

Residents can bring up to five boxes of paperwork per person for shredding. There is no need to remove staples or paper clips from the papers, although plastic bags are discouraged.

Bryan DeVasher
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Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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