Photo courtesy of the Prince William County Police Department
Officials are ridding the county of unused and expired prescriptions.
On October 24, more than 1,400 pounds of medication, e-cigarette and vaping items were accepted by the Prince William County Police Department’s (PWCPD) Crime Prevention Unit.
The collection was part of the Drug Take-Back program, which the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and federal, state and local organizations host biannually.
It seeks to prevent drug abuse and overdoses, according to a release from the PWCPD.
In 2017, 6 million people in the United States misused medication. This number jumped to 9.9 million the following year, according to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
A majority of drug abusers, according to the DEA, acquire prescriptions from their family and friends.
You can learn additional information by contacting the Crime Prevention Unit at 703-792-7270.
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