National Drug Take Back Day is set for Saturday all across the state. The day allows police departments across southern West Virginia to provide locations for residents to safely drop off their expired or unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
There will be 34 sites in the southern W.Va. counties that will be drop-off points on Saturday and 10 of those are in the local area. All locations will accept the drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In Logan, the Logan County Sheriff's Department will be accepting the prescription medications at the Fountain Place Mall Walmart Super Center.
The Logan detachment of the West Virginia State Police will also be accepting the medications on Saturday.
In Boone County, the sheriff's department will be accepting leftover drugs at the Boone County Sheriff's Office in the Boone County Courthouse in Madison.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department will also be collecting the drugs at John Slack Park in Racine.
In Lincoln County, the WVSP detachment at Hamlin will be accepting medications, while the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department will be accepting medications at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Hamlin and at the Harts Community Center in Harts. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department will also be collecting medications at the McCorkle Community Center in Sumerco.
The Mingo County Sheriff's Department will also be collecting medications at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Williamson.
In McDowell County, the sheriff's department will be collecting medications at Riverview High School in Bradshaw.
Drug Take Back Day is a national program to provide the public with a no-questions-asked opportunity to turn in expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceuticals, controlled substances and other medications that will be safely removed from communities and destroyed. The event is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in coordination with state and local law enforcement. Citizens can anonymously drop off medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at any one of the 34 dropoff locations in southern West Virginia.