You can get rid of drugs this weekends at multiple locations in central Virginia

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Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to take advantage of Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to dispose of unused or expired medications, especially prescription opioids, before they can be misused, abused, or accidentally ingested. Law enforcement agencies, community partners, and members of the Attorney General’s team will be stationed at dozens of locations throughout the Commonwealth to accept medications for proper disposal. Takeback locations in the Richmond area, which will be open from 10am – 2pm, are listed below, and you can find a site near you by searching here.
“Oftentimes, opioid abuse begins with the medicine cabinet, not the streets, and one of the easiest things we can do to make our homes and communities safer is to clear those medicine cabinets of unused prescriptions before they are misused, abused or even accidentally ingested by a child or grandchild,” said Attorney General Mark Herring. “Taking just a few extra minutes this weekend to clean out your unneeded medications and dispose of them at a proper Takeback location is one of the simplest things that we can all do to fight the opioid epidemic.”
There is a strong link between misuse of prescription opioids, opioid addiction, and even subsequent use of heroin once prescriptions become too expensive or are no longer accessible. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:
  • Heroin abuse is 19 times more likely among those who abuse prescription opioids.
  • Half of young people who used heroin got started by abusing prescription opioids.
  • One in fifteen individuals who misuse prescription opioid painkillers will try heroin within 10 years.
  • Studies show a link between the availability of prescription and illicit drugs and the likelihood of abuse.
In Virginia, opioid overdose deaths have risen steadily since 2010:
  • Heroin overdose deaths have risen more than 1,060% between 2010 and 2015, from 48 to 558.
  • Fentanyl deaths have risen by over 1,500% percent from 2007 to 2017, from 48 to 770.
  • Prescription opioid overdose deaths have risen 26% between 2007 and 2017, from 400 deaths to 504.
Attorney General Herring has made combating the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic a top priority, attacking the problem with a multifaceted approach that includes enforcement, education, prevention, and legislation to encourage reporting of overdoses in progress, expand the availability of naloxone, and expand access to the Prescription Monitoring Program. He has supported federal effortsto improve the availability of treatment and recovery resources and made prescription drug disposal kits available across the Commonwealth. Attorney General Herring recently outlined his recommended next steps for combating the crisis, focusing on law enforcement initiatives, support from the medical community, and recovery, treatment, prevention and education. He is also participating in a multistate investigation into the practices of drug manufacturers and distributors to determine what role they may have played in creating or prolonging the crisis. Most recently, Attorney General Herring announced he was suing Purdue Pharma for their role in helping to create and prolong the opioid epidemic in Virginia.
Drug Takeback locations include:
 
HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT
EASTERN HENRICO RECREATION CENTER
1440 N. LABURNUM AVENUE
RICHMOND
VA, 23223
HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT
HENRICO TRAINING CENTER
ENTRANCE IS ON SHRADER ROAD
7721 E. PARHAM ROAD
HENRICO
VA, 23294
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE
VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DIVISION I HQS
POC: SGT MELANIE MCKENNEY
9300 BROOK ROAD
GLEN ALLEN
VA, 23060
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEGMANS
12501 STONE VILLAGE WAY
MIDLOTHIAN
VA, 23113
GOOCHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WEST CREEK EMERGENCY CENTER
12720 TUCKAHOE CREEK PKWY
HENRICO
VA, 23238
HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT
VARINA PUBLIC LIBRARY
1875 NEW MARKET ROAD
HENRICO
VA, 23231
ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
VISITOR PARKING LOT
601 ENGLAND STREET
ASHLAND
VA, 23005
HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT
WEGMANS
12200 WEGMANS BOULEVARD
HENRICO
VA, 23233
HANOVER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
MECHANICSVILLE CONVENIENCE CENTER
7427 VERDI LANE
MECHANICSVILLE
VA, 23116
COLONIAL HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT
ASHLEY FURNITURE HOMESTORE
PARKING LOT
1899 SOUTHPARK BLVD
COLONIAL HEIGHTS
VA, 23834
DINWIDDIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
EASTSIDE ENHANCEMENT CENTER
7301 BOYDTON PLANK ROAD
PETERSBURG
VA, 23803
NEW KENT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NEW KENT SHERIFF’S OFFICE
11995 COURTHOUSE CIRCLE
NEW KENT
VA, 23124
CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CVS PHARMACY
PARKING LOT
18048 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY
RUTHER GLEN
VA, 22546
PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
CVS PHARMACY
2100 SOUTH CRATER RD
PETERSBURG
VA, 23805
PETERSBURG SHERIFF’S OFFICE
WALMART #2160 PARKING LOT-PETERSBURG
3500 SOUTH CRATER ROAD
PETERSBURG
VA, 23805
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SIDE PARKING LOT
6600 COURTHOUSE ROAD
PRINCE GEORGE
VA, 23875
HOPEWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT
HOPEWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT
PARKING LOT BY MAIN ENTRANCE
300 N. MAIN STREET
HOPEWELL
VA, 23860
POWHATAN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
POWHATAN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
3880 OLD BUCKINGHAM ROAD
POWHATAN
VA, 23139
KING WILLIAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CENTRAL CROSSING FOOD LION
PARKING LOT AREA NEAR FRONT OF STORE
4915 RICHMOND TAPPAHANNOCK HIGHWAY
AYLETT
VA, 23009
AMELIA COUNTY SHERFF’S OFFICE
AMELIA PHARMACY INC.
FRONT SIDEWALK BY STORE ENTRANCE
15412 PATRICK HENRY HWY.
AMELIA
VA, 23002
AMELIA COUNTY SHERFF’S OFFICE
RITE AID PHARMACY
FRONT SIDEWALK BY STORE ENTRANCE
15105 PATRICK HENRY HWY
AMELIA
VA, 23002
CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CAROLINE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT
PARKING LOT NEAR RITE AID PHARMACY ENTRANCE
104 W. BROADDUS AVENUE
BOWLING GREEN
VA, 22427
GOOCHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
GOOCHLAND FIRE/RESCUE COMPANY 5
2710 FAIRGROUNDS ROAD
GOOCHLAND
VA, 23063
KING AND QUEEN SHERIFF’S OFFICE
PAMUNKEY REGIONAL LIBRARY
FRONT PARKING LOT
396 NEWTOWN ROAD
SAINT STEPHENS CHURCH
VA, 23148
KING AND QUEEN SHERIFF’S OFFICE
NICK’S RESTAURANT
SIDE PARKING LOT
3483 LEWIS B. PULLER HWY
SHACKLEFORDS
VA, 23156
TAPPAHANNOCK PD / ESSEX COUNTY SO
WAL-MART PARKING LOT
OUTSIDE BETWEEN TWO ENTRANCES
1660 TAPPAHANNOCK BLVD
TAPPAHANNOCK
VA, 22560
JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
JAMES CITY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER
4600 OPPORTUNITY WAY
WILLIAMSBURG
VA, 23188
BLACKSTONE (TOWN OF) POLICE DEPARTMENT
BLACKSTONE POLICE DEPT
CONFERENCE ROOM
101 WEST ELM STREET
BLACKSTONE
VA, 23824
GLOUCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
GLOUCESTER PHARMACY
7453 HARGETT BLVD
GLOUCESTER
VA, 23061
WILLIAMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
WILLIAMSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT
WILLIAMSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT440 N BOUNDARY STREET
WILLIAMSBURG
VA, 23185
LOUISA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
LOUISA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
1 WOOLFOLK AVE
LOUISA
VA, 23093
SURRY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SURRY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT HOUSE PARKING LOT
28 COLONIAL TRAIL EAST
SURRY
VA, 23883
FLUVANNA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
JEFFERSON PHARMACY
194 B TURKEY SAG TRAIL
PALMYRA
VA, 22963
ORANGE (TOWN OF) POLICE DEPARTMENT
ORANGE PHARMACY
FRONT SIDEWALK
130 WEST MAIN STREET
ORANGE
VA, 22960
ORANGE (TOWN OF) POLICE DEPARTMENT
CVS PHARMACY
FRONT SIDEWALK
308 RADNEY ROAD
ORANGE
VA, 22960
ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
SHADY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR
21024 PINEY WOODS ROAD
ORANGE
VA, 22960

 
 
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