141 Pounds of Drugs Collected

141 Pounds of Drugs Collected

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The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office collected 141 pounds of unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, the two Alexandria law enforcement agencies, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria, collected the prescription drugs and other medications for destruction at three sites in the city.

More than 5,000 collections sites nationwide participated in the take back day program on Saturday and more than 3,150 pounds were collected in the Northern Virginia area. In Alexandria, residents dropped off unused prescription medications at the Police Headquarters, the Del Ray Pharmacy and the parking lot of the First Baptist Church. The service was free and anonymous.

Last spring, the two Alexandria law enforcement agencies collected over 188 pounds of prescription drugs for destruction in the third ever take back initiative.