Vaping devices added to drug take back list

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BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Vapes are now being accepted in the DEA national drug take back.

The devices have been added to the list of prescription drugs that will be accepted, as long as they do not contain any lithium batteries.

Sam’s Club and the Raleigh County Commission on Aging are the two drop off locations. The DEA program does not except any sharp materials, only pills, patches, and now vapes. Drop-offs are free and anonymous.

Deputy Chief Jake Corey with the Beckley Police Department says programs like these are great for our community.

“Anytime we are getting or we’re removing anything that has the potential to poison someone, or harm them in any other way, you’re definitely, potentially helping a child or someone who shouldn’t be around medicine,” he said.

The take back will be in Beckley on Saturday, from 10 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon.

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