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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 29, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Office announces collection sites for DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia announced today the location of collection sites for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The event provides safe venues for West Virginians to responsibly dispose of prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. West Virginians will have the option of visiting several conveniently located sites that are equipped to properly dispose of prescription medication.

Collection site locations can be found at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html. This website can locate a nearby collection site and is searchable by zip code, county, city, and state. West Virginians have the option of visiting over 100 sites throughout the state to dispose of prescription drugs.

“We all know that drug abuse is one of the most significant issues facing our state,” said Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. “One way that we can do our part is to properly dispose of potentially dangerous prescription medication. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is an ideal time for West Virginians to get rid of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs.”

Topic(s): 
Community Outreach
Prescription Drugs
Updated April 29, 2016