Prescription drug take-back day event set for Saturday

Blue pills fall into the disposal receptacle for expired prescription drugs as they are poured out at the Allegheny County police station in North Park on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Allison Park, Pa. This collection point is just one that is part of the the fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day hosted by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. The goal is to help prevent abuse of their purpose, to keep the drugs away from children they weren't intended for and to dispose of them in a safe and controlled manner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Blue pills fall into the disposal receptacle for expired prescription drugs as they are poured out at the Allegheny County police station in North Park on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Allison Park, Pa. This collection point is just one that is part of the the fourth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day hosted by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration. The goal is to help prevent abuse of their purpose, to keep the drugs away from children they weren't intended for and to dispose of them in a safe and controlled manner. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – Do you have any old or expired medications you’d like to get rid of? Saturday, April 26 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Participating cities are giving people a chance to properly dispose of any unwanted, unused or expired prescription medicines for free, and with no questions asked. The take-back runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the following locations.

Chesapeake

  • Virginia State Police – Area 47 Station , 1557 S. Military Highway
  • Chesapeake Police 2nd Precinct, 1209 20th Street
  • Chesapeake Police 3rd Precinct, 949 N. George Washington Highway
  • Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office, 401 Albemarle Drive

Hampton

  • Lobby of the Sentara CarePlex Hospital located on Coliseum Drive

James City County

  • James City County Recreation Center (5301 Longhill Rd.)

Newport News

  • The Police Department’s North Precinct at 368 DeShazor Drive (next to Grissom Library)
  • Newsome Park Elementary School at 4200 Marshall Avenue
  • The Sentara Port Warwick Emergency Room at 1131 Loftis Boulevard
  • Norfolk
  • Norfolk Police Department Operations Center on sidewalk in front of building, 3661 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
  • Norfolk PD 2nd Patrol Division building entrance, 2500 N. Military Highway

Portsmouth

  • 711 Crawford Street (Police Headquarters, First Floor)
  • 4001 Rivershore Road, Portsmouth Fire Station # 3
  • 45 Afton Parkway, Portsmouth Crime Prevention Office

Suffolk

  • Walmart, 1200 North Main Street
  • Bennett’s Creek Pharmacy, 3219 Bridge Road

Virginia Beach

  • First Precinct, 2509 Princess Anne Road (Headquarters) 757-385-4377
  • Second Precinct, 820 Virginia Beach Blvd., (Oceanfront) 757-385-2700
  • Third Precinct, 926 Independence Blvd., (Haygood) 757-385-2703
  • Fourth Precinct, 840 Kempsville Road 757-385-2800

Click here to find a drug take-back location near you. 

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