Over 1,900 Pounds of Unwanted Meds Collected Last Week
We thank all residents who took time to visit our local police stations last weekend to dispose of unused, unwanted prescription medications. Over 1,900 pounds of materials were collected at our eight district stations.
All medications and supplies were transported to the Northern Virginia headquarters for the Virginia State Police shortly after 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, where they were transported for safe, proper disposal.
We also thank Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, representatives from the Unified Prevention Coalition (UPC) of Fairfax County, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for taking time to visit our Sully Police District today. Together, we can all help curb prescription drug abuse.
(9/15/15)Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout: Saturday, Sept. 26
Dispose of old, unused, or expired medications at any Fairfax County Police station on Saturday, September 26, 2015 between 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Help keep your community safe and drug-free.
The police department is partnering with the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County on the Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout program, a national effort that takes place each year.
Safe handling and disposal of unused or expired medications prevents abuse, accidental poisonings and helps protect the environment.
Drop-Off sites include:
Fair Oaks District Station; 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, 22033
Franconia District Station; 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, 22310
West Springfield District Station; 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, 22152
Mason District Station; 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 22003
McLean District Station; 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, 22101
Sully District Station; 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, 20151
Reston District Station; 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, 20190
Mount Vernon District Station; 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, 22306
Learn more at http://unifiedpreventioncoalition.org/.