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Drug Take Back events to be held Saturday

A number of Drug Take Back events will be held throughout the region Saturday as part of National Drug Take Back Day, according to the Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance.

BRTA members and area sheriff’s offices have joined forces to help with the disposal of unused or expired drugs with more than 10 collection sites in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day.

Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse, a release stated.

Unused prescription drugs thrown in the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold, or if flushed, contaminate the water supply. Proper disposal of unused drugs saves lives and protects the environment.

Drug Take Back Day locations include Gloucester Walmart (outside the entrance closest to the store’s pharmacy); Nick’s Restaurant in Saluda; Pamunkey Regional Library front parking lot in St. Stephens Church; the Lancaster, Northumberland, M...

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