Dozens of collection sites set for WVa drug take back event

WEST VIRGINIA (AP) — The public can drop off unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at more than 150 collection sites across West Virginia this weekend.

Law enforcement officials are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dropoff locations can be found online . The collection sites include community police, sheriff and state police offices, fire departments, and pharmacies and grocery stores.

In addition, state employees can drop off their prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the Division of Protective Services office at the state Capitol complex in Charleston.

The national event was launched in 2010 and is held twice each year. Last October more than 457 tons (414 metric tons) of prescription drugs were collected nationally.

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