Williamsburg police combine forces to collect prescription drugs

Posted at 6:27 PM, Sep 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 22:14:42-04

Williamsburg, Va.- Williamsburg Police, along with the Williamsburg-James City County Sheriff’s Office, is requesting your prescription medication and over-the-counter drugs.

The city of Williamsburg is taking part in The United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take Back Initiative, which hopes to allow the public an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted medicine and drugs. The program is free, anonymous and no questions will be asked, according to the Williamsburg Police Department.

On September 26, 2015, residents are asked to bring medications to be disposed of to 425 Armistead Avenue in the City of Williamsburg.  All drugs collected will be turned into the DEA for proper disposal.

During last year’s National Drug Take Back, over 133 pounds of prescription drugs were collected by the Williamsburg Police Department. This year, officers from both agencies will be assisting with the drug take back. Drugs of all types will be accepted, except any sharps or needles. Liquids should be submitted in sealed containers.

To find out more information on the DEA’s National Drug Take Back Initiative, click here.