Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration has organized the annual prescription "Take-Back" event since 2010.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the police departments of the towns of Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville will participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration's annual prescription "Take-Back" initiative on April 24.

County residents will be able to discard unused, unwanted, expired or possibly dangerous prescription medications at one of seven Loudoun locations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Through the "Take-Back" program, the DEA "seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft," the LCSO said in a Thursday announcement.

More than 15,000 pounds of prescription medications have been collected in Loudoun County since the program's inception in 2010, according to officials.

Acceptable items for drop-off include prescription or over-the-counter medications, medical samples, pet medications, and vape pens or e-cigarettes with the batteries removed.

Participants will not be able to drop off needles, epipens, thermometers, batteries, IV bags, blood or or other infectious waste, liquids, gels or sprays.

For more information and drop-off locations, visit bit.ly/3cYHLYA.

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