Prescription drug take-back day event set for Saturday

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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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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