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Posted on: April 25, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This Saturday, April 28

2018 Drug Take-Back Day
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will take place this Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The public is invited to bring unused or unwanted medications to this free and anonymous event that is part of the nationwide prescription drug “Take-Back” program that seeks to prevent prescription pill abuse, theft and environmental concerns.

Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering once again to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at thirteen area locations. This is the valley’s 15th such take-back event. To date, over 29,000 pounds of prescription medications have been turned in by area citizens for proper disposal.

This Saturday there will be thirteen parking lot collection locations in the valley:

  • Roanoke City: Towers Mall CVS parking lot, Valley View Target/CVS parking lot, 9th Street SE CVS
  • Botetourt County: Botetourt Physical Therapy in Daleville
  • Salem: Super Shoes on West Main in Salem and the VA Hospital Building 143
  • Craig County: Market Street Pharmacy
  • Franklin County: Sheriff’s Office at Westlake (13245 Booker T. Washington Hwy)
  • Roanoke County: Tanglewood Kroger, Valley Gateway Blvd. Kroger, Walgreens at Electric & Brambleton and Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Station #1 on Hershberger Road
  • Vinton: Hardy Road Kroger
See for other sites in the region.

Year-round medication disposal is available at the Sheriff’s Annex behind the Roanoke County Juvenile Relations building at the corner of E. Calhoun Street and Strawberry Lane; Walgreens at the intersection of Williamson and Hershberger; Carilion Clinic Pharmacy - 3737 W. Main Street Salem and the Medical Center Pharmacy 2001 Crystal Spring Drive Roanoke
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