The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is gearing up for the seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
The event was scheduled for October 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. It aimed to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription drugs.
In the April collection, 371 tons of prescription medication were collected from the public at almost 6,000 locations across the country. When added to the previous five take-back events, officials said more than 1,400 tons of pills were removed from circulation.
Below is the current list of drop-off locations:
- West Virginia State Police Barracks, 3057 Main Street, Oak Hill
- Ansted Center Genesis Health Care, 106 Tyree Street, Ansted
- West Virginia State Police Barracks, 381 Greenbrier Road, Lewisburg
- Walmart, 61 Plaza Drive, Kimball
- West Virginia State Police Barracks, 910 Oakvale Road, Princeton
- Community Connection, Inc., 215 S. Walker Street, Princeton
- Bluefield Police Department, 200 South Mercer Street, Bluefield
- Walmart Parking Lot, 200 Wal Street, Summersville
- West Virginia State Police Barracks, 105 Pinecrest Drive, Beckley
- Raleigh County Commission on Aging, 1614 South Kanawha Street, Beckley
- Hinton Police Department, 322 Summers Street, Hinton
- Kroger Parking Lot, 308 Stokes Drive, Hinton
- Rite Aid parking lot, 401 Moran Ave., Mullens
- Magic Mart parking lot, Route 971, Oceana
- Rite Aid parking lot, 448 Appalachian Hwy, Pineville
TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA:
- Carillon Tazewell Comm. Hospital Parking Lot (by Main Entrance), 141 Ben Bolt Avenue, Tazewell, Va.
- Bluefield, Virginia, Police Department, 112 Huffard Drive, Bluefield, Va.
- Richlands Police Department, 1851 Cranwell Drive, Richlands, Va.
The DEA updates the list of locations almost daily, to find a site near you, visit www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov.