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Local police to hold drug collection events

Local police to hold drug collection events

A pair of drug collection events will allow area residents with a few prescription pill bottles crowding their medicine cabinet to safely free up some space on Oct. 22.

In James City County, county police department and Drug Enforcement Administration officers will hold a collection event to provide a place for residents to safely dispose of expired or unused medication, said Stephanie Williams, James City County Police spokeswoman.

The Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff's Office and Williamsburg Police Department will provide a similar service in the city on the same day, according to a Williamsburg Police Department news release.

The event aims at creating safer...