Local drop-off sites participating in National Drug Take Back Day

Posted at 1:02 PM, Oct 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-25 13:02:44-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Saturday, October 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and law enforcement agencies and other community partners will be stationed at dozens of locations throughout the Commonwealth to accept medications for proper disposal.

The sites will dispose of unused of expired medications, especially prescription opioids, before they can be misused, abused or accidentally ingested. All drop-offs are anonymous, and April 2018’s National Take Back Day saw 474.5 tons of prescription medication collected, according to the DEA’s website.

Medication can be disposed of in its original container or by removing the medication from its container. If an original container is submitted, please remove any identifying information from the prescription label. Liquid products should remain sealed in their original container.

Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes will not be accepted at most locations due to potential hazards.

All locations in this list of participating sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Portsmouth Police Department Headquarters
801 Water Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Portsmouth Safety Town, outside front door
4404 Deep Creek Boulevard, Portsmouth, VA 23702

Portsmouth Fire Station #3, front door
4001 Rivershore Road, Portsmouth, VA 23703


3713 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23508

Norfolk State University Police Department, lobby area
2501 Corprew Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504

Norfolk Police Operations Center, front entrance
3661 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23502

Norfolk Police Training Center, front entrance
2500 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502

Norfolk Police 3rd Division, front entrance
901 Asbury Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23513


Chesapeake Police 2nd Precinct
1209 20th Street, Chesapeake, VA 23324

Chesapeake Police 4th Precinct
4764 Station House Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Chesapeake Police 3rd Precinct
949 N. George Washington Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23323

Virginia State Police – Area 47 Station
1557 S. Military Highway, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Police 5th Precinct
400 Volvo Parkway, Chesapeake, VA 23320

Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, admin building across from correctional center
401 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Newport News

Newport News Police Department South Precinct
3303 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607

Newport News Police Department North Precinct, lot between police and fire departments
368 Deshazor Drive, Newport News, VA 23608

Sentara Port Warwick, emergency room entrance
1031 Loftis Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606


Sentara Careplex Hospital, near emergency room entrance
3000 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666


Williamsburg Fire Department
440 N. Boundary Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

James City County Police Department, law enforcement center
4600 Opportunity Way, Williamsburg, VA 23188


Poquoson Pharmacy, parking lot
498 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662


York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, D.A.R.E. office next to Subway
5338-D George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692


Walgreens, front entrance
2418 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, VA 23072


Surry County Circuit Court House, parking lot
28 Colonial Trail East, Surry, VA 23883


Gloucester Pharmacy
7453 Hargett Boulevard, Gloucester, VA 23061


Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, front lobby
5211 The Hornes, Eastville, VA 23347


Nick’s Restaurant, side parking lot
3483 Lewis B. Puller Highway, Shacklefords, VA 23156

Barco, N.C.

Currituck Family YMCA
130 Community Way, Barco, N.C. 27917

Duck, N.C.

Town of Duck Police Department
1259 Duck Road, Duck, N.C. 27949