Authorities accepting unwanted medication on national drug collection day

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Officers and firefighters from the Williamsburg Police and Fire Departments will join the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Department in collecting old prescription and over-the-counter medication from city residents who no longer need them on Saturday, April 28.

Officials will be at the Williamsburg Fire Department at 440 N. Boundary Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m to accept unused or unwanted medication. In a news release, Williamsburg Police Major Greg Riley says the free event will be a “drive through drop off” in an effort to protect the anonymity of city residents.

“Citizens will be permitted to drive through one of the bays and hand over their unused medications without getting out of their vehicles,” said Riley.

The collection event is part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day, where the federal agency partners with local law enforcement to provide a safe environment for citizens to dispose of their medications and learn about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Williamsburg Police and the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office report collecting 228 pounds of prescription drugs during the last drug take back event this past October.

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Police officers and firefighters will be on hand at the Williamsburg Fire Department to accept needles and prescription and over-the-counter drugs. All liquids being disposed of at the event should be dropped off in sealed containers.

source:-.vagazette.c