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.

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Shenandoah County announces Drug Take Back Day location for 10.23

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Tomorrow Oct. 23 is National Drug Take Back Day and the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) have announced their drop off location on their social media page.

Representatives will be at the Woodstock CVS 221 W. Reservoir Rd. from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m..

As a part of National Drug Take Back Day they will collect unwanted, unused or expired medications to help keep them out of the wrong hands.

The SCSO also reminds you that there is a drop box always available at their office at 810 N. Main St. Woodstock.

That box is available 24/7 for anonymous drop off they ask that you not drop inhalers, glass, liquids or syringes in that box.

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Warren County announces Drug Take Back Day location for Sat. 10/23

Warren County Sheriff's Office

Warren County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) and Valley Health (VH) will be participating in National Drug Take Back Day.

This is a National effort to keep unwanted, unused or outdated medications out of the wrong hands from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. this Sat. Oct. 23.

In an email from WCSO and according to their social media post you can bring those medications to the Valley Health Complex at 120 N. Commerce Ave..

You can dispose of those unwanted, unused and outdated medications safely and anonymously.

Any questions can be directed to Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal at (540) 635-4128.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Local city and county sheriffs’ departments are participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day today.

The goal of today’s event is not only to provide a safe and responsible way of disposing prescription drugs but also to educate the public on the misuse of prescription medications.

Keeping unused or outdated medication around could lead to them falling into the wrong hands and remember NOT to flush medications as certain kinds can be a danger to public health and the environment.

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