County residents are helping officials address drug abuse and theft.
The Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD), the Manassas City Police Department (MCPD), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and community organizations hosted a prescription drug “Take Back” day on Saturday.
Community members turned in almost 800 pounds of expired and unused prescription medication to Sentara Lake Ridge Ambulatory Care Center and Novant Health UVA Health System Haymarket Medical Center, according to a release.
The agencies that helped run the “Take Back” day are thanking participants.
“By turning in these unwanted prescription drugs – rather than throwing them away or flushing them down a sink or toilet – they are kept out of the landfill and the water supply,” a release stated.
Many drug abusers acquire prescriptions from family and friends. They also find them in medicine cabinets at home.
To learn more information, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270.
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