Police to dispose of prescription, over-the-counter medications

The Williamsburg Police Department and Williamsburg-James City  County Sheriff's office will participate in a national event to get unwanted and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications out of circulation.

On April 30 the agencies will be accepted the drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Initiative.

Residents are asked to bring medications to the Williamsburg Police Department at 425 Armistead Avenue between 10  a.m.  and 2 p.m. 

The purpose of the program is to provide the public with an environmentally safe way to dispose of potentially dangerous drugs. The service is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked.

Drugs of all types are acceptable for disposal. Liquids should be in sealed containers.  Sharps or needles cannot and will not be accepted.

All drugs collected will be turned over to the DEA for disposal after the event. During the National Drug Take Back in September of 2015, Williamsburg Police and Williamsburg- James City County Sheriff’s Office collected 168 pounds of prescription drugs.

          For more information on the DEA’s Take Back Initiative please visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

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