Newport News Police Department to participate in Drug Take Back Day

Posted at 4:37 PM, Apr 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-22 16:37:13-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Have any expired or unwanted medication?

The Newport News Police Department is participating in National Drug Take Back Day on April 29.

Drug Take Back Day is a nationwide initiative which aims to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the police department will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction.

There will be three collection points available in Newport News:

  • Newport News Police South Precinct – 3303 Jefferson Avenue
  • Newport News Central Precinct – 611 Dresden Drive
  • Newport News North Precinct – 368 DeShazor Drive