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Louisa hosts three drug takeback sites

Got unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs?

On Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., bring your medications for disposal to the:

 

  • Food Lion, Main Street, Louisa Va.,

 

  • Food Lion 11010 Kentucky Springs Road, Mineral Va 23117,

 

  • Walmart 164 Camp Creek Pkwy. Gordonsville (Zion Crossroads) Va.,

 

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

It is part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug“Take-Back” Day, an effort to discourage pill abuse, theft and hazardous disposal.

Americans that participated in the DEA’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29, 2011, turned in more than 377,086 pounds (188.5 tons) of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites that were available in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

When the results of the three prior Take-Back Days are combined, the DEA, and its state, local, and tribal law-enforcement and community partners have removed 995,185 pounds (498.5 tons) of medication from circulation in the past 13 months.

For details and locations, see www.deadiversion. usdoj.gov/takeback/ index.html.

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