14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout
We are once again partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in National Drug Take Back Day. This event will take place this Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and allows for the safe and confidential disposal of prescription drugs. Our department will have eight drop off and disposal sites across the county at all district police stations in the lobby. We encourage everyone to take some time and go through their medicine cabinets to see if they have any old, unused, or expired prescriptions. If so, bring them to your local station and have them disposed of in a FREE, convenient, and confidential way.
Locations where you can drop off:
Sully District Station – 4900 Stonecroft Blvd Chantilly, Va 20151
Mount Vernon District Station – 2511 Parkers Ln Alexandria, Va 22306
McLean District Station – 1437 Balls Hill Rd McLean, Va 22101
Mason District Station – 6507 Columbia Pike Annandale, Va 22003
Reston District Station – 1801 Cameron Glen Dr Reston, Va 20190
Franconia District Station – 6121 Franconia Rd Alexandria, Va 22310
West Springfield District Station – 6140 Rolling Rd Springfield, Va 22152
Fair Oaks District Station – 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Fairfax, Va 22033
Last April, Americans turned in 450 tons (900,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,500 sites operated by the DEA, with more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds of pills.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 28 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.