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ACPD to Hold Drug Take-Back Day Saturday

Arlington police carThe Arlington County Police Department will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs at several locations on Saturday.

It’s part of the National Take-Back Initiative, which is aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse. It also helps prevent accidental ingestion and the contamination of water supplies.

“The Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs,” ACPD said in a press release. “Bring your medications for disposal to the designated collection sites. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the following locations.

  • Fire Station #1 (500 S. Glebe Road)
  • Fire Station #8 (4845 Lee Highway)
  • Fire Station #9 (1900 S. Walter Reed Drive)

“Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse,” the press release notes. “Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.”

“If residents are unable to participate in this event, the Arlington County Department of Environmental Services advises residents to throw unwanted prescription drugs in the trash.”

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