Drop off sites available for drug take-back day

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The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of the West Virginia is encouraging state residents to turn in their old or unused drugs on Saturday, April 30, 2016. It is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day.  Safe venues will be set up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday to allow West Virginians to responsibly dispose of prescription drugs.

“We all know that drug abuse is one of the most significant issues facing our state,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Carol Casto.  “One way that we can do our part is to properly dispose of potentially dangerous prescription medication. The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an ideal time for West Virginians to get rid of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs.”

A complete list of collection sites in West Virginia can be found at the Drug Take-Back Day web site. Here is a list of the locations available around the area:

  • West Virginia State Police detachments in Beckley, Lewisburg, Princeton and Oak Hill
  • Raleigh County Commission on Aging in Beckley
  • Country Roads Pharmacy in Glen Daniel
  • Oak Hill Police in Oak Hill
  • Mullens Rite Aid Pharmacy in Mullens
  • Pineville Ride Aid in Pineville
  • Kroger Parking Lot in Hinton
  • Bluefield Police Department’s in WV and VA
  • Oceana Magic Mart in Clear Fork
  • Community Connection in Princeton
  • Magic Mart in Welch
  • Fritz Pharmacy in Ronceverte

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