CVS donates drug disposal boxes to Suffolk Police Department

Posted at 1:52 PM, Feb 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 13:57:11-05

A new CVS drug box (Photo: Suffolk Police Department)

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk Police are providing designated drug disposal boxes for people to drop off unwanted and expired medication.

Police say medicines can become dangerous if not used by the prescribed person. It could even fall into the hands of a child.

Medicine should not be flushed down the sink or toilet unless it is specifically stated on the labeling.

CVS Pharmacy has donated two drug boxes to the Suffolk Police Department.

One drug box is located at Suffolk Police Headquarters, 111 Henley Place. It is available 24 hours a day.

The other drug box is located at Precinct 2, 3901 Bridge Road. The box will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“CVS Pharmacy is dedicated to collaborating with organizations like The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and local law enforcement to prevent the abuse of unwanted and expired medication,” said Tom Davis, Vice President, Professional Services at CVS Health. “The installment of drug collection units is part of our ongoing commitment to prevent drug abuse and help people in the communities we serve on their path to better health.”

Any questions can be directed to the Suffolk Police Department at 757-514-7951.