Clarke County hosts substance awareness resource fair

Clarke County Public Schools and Sheriff’s Office will host a community-wide substance awareness, prevention and resource fair on Wednesday, January 10th at the Clarke County High School Auditorium.

A presentation by a visiting Drug Enforcement Administration Agent and Northwestern Community Services will begin at 6 pm followed by a resource fair from 7 to 8 pm.

The resource fair will include numerous community organizations including the Victim Witness Program, Student Services, Social Services, and more.

The program is free and open to the public.

If you have any questions for the event, contact Director of Student Services Frank Moore at 540-955-6100 or moorea@clarke.k12.va.us.

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County wide substance awareness, prevention, and resource fair

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and Clarke County Public Schools are inviting the community to attend the “Substance Awareness, Prevention, and Resource Fair”.

The Fair takes place on January 10th at Clarke County High School from 6 to 8 pm.

Information will be shared about drug abuse in our area by a DEA agent and staff from Northwestern Community Services.

The resource fair includes Northwestern Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, Clarke County Victim Witness Program, Connected Communities, and Social Services.

For information, contact Director of Student Services Frank Moore at (540) 955-6100.

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DEA’s National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday Oct. 28

This Saturday is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Drug Take Back Day.

Twice yearly the DEA and law enforcement nationwide offer opportunities to properly dispose of outdated, unused, or unwanted prescription medications in a safe convenient and proper way.

This not only helps to prevent the drugs from polluting the environment but prevents the medications from falling into the wrong hands.

Law enforcement across the region offer collection services from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with drop off locations listed at this location using your zip code.

The next opportunity to dispose of medications properly is in April.

Any medications can be dropped off anonymously with no questions asked.

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WCSO celebrates Drug Take Back Day results

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Local law enforcement partnered with Valley Health and the Drug Enforcement Agency for the bi-annual Drug Take Back Day over the weekend.

Last year, organizations collected over 721,000 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from across the country.

This year, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office alone collected 125 pounds of unneeded prescription medication.

The next Drug Take Back Day will be held in October.

You can also check with a local pharmacy to see if they offer a drug takeback program or contact the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and they will provide a free Deterra drug neutralizing pouch to dispose of medications.

Discarding unwanted and unneeded medications is the easiest way to reduce the chance of drug abuse, misuse or overdose in your home.

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Local law enforcement participate in Drug Take Back Day

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Local law enforcement including the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day today from 10 am to 2 pm.

The goal of the initiative is to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

It is estimated that over 107,000 die of a drug overdose each year and removing unwanted medication is one step you can take to help.

Last year, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 720,000 pounds of unwanted medication during the one day event.

To find your drop off location, click here.

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Local law enforcement aids in National Drug Take Back Day

The DEA and local law enforcement agencies are partnering for the 23rd National Drug Take Back Day.

From 10 am to 2 pm today, over 4000 locations across the country will accept the anonymous disposal of any unwanted, unneeded or expired medications.

These medications are the most susceptible to theft, abuse, or poisoning.

Last year, over 107,000 Americans died of drug poisoning.

Collection sites will not collect syringes or illicit drugs.

Vapes are now accepted along with their cartridges as long as the lithium battery is removed.

Click here to locate the nearest drop-off location.

Over 15,000 hospitals, pharmacies, businesses, and local police departments also offer year round disposal locations.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Citizens who wish to discard unused, expired, or unwanted medications are encouraged to drop them off at one of numerous collection sites.

Removing unneeded medications from the home is an important step to prevent medication misuse or addiction.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Valley Health to provide a drop off location.

The Valley Health Complex on North Commerce Avenue will be accepting drop offs from 10 am – 2 pm.

To find the nearest collection site for you, head to DEATakeBack.com.

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More drop off locations for National Take Back Day

Frederick County announced drop off locations for unwanted or outdated prescription drugs on National Take Back Day.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office on Coverstone Drive, Walgreens on Valley Mill Road and two Walmart locations on Walmart Drive and Maranto Manor are drop off locations.

Strasburg Police Department will also be a drop off location as will the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

All drop offs locations will be available April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..

In October’s take back day the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) collected almost 500 tons of unwanted or expired prescriptions.

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