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National Drug Take Back Day

April 27, 2013

On Saturday, April 27, 2013, Virginia will participate in the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this collaborative effort be-tween state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled sub-stances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites designated by police throughout Virginia. In the five previous National Prescription Drug Take-Back events, more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation and properly disposed.

For more information about this initiative and to determine the closest collection site to your location please go to:

National Take Back Initiative Collection Site Search:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html