Prescription Drug Take Back is Saturday

Published 12:45 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FARMVILLE — On Saturday, police from Farmville and Longwood will participate in the National Drug Take Back Initiative.

Police will collect unwanted or expired medications at Midtown Square between Barnes and Noble and Chick-Fil-A from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This initiative is designed to remove potentially dangerous prescriptions and other medications from homes by allowing citizens to anonymously dispose of them in a safe manner,” noted a police press release.

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To remain anonymous, donors should remove the labels from all containers, or they may dump loose medications directly into a collection box. “However, any liquids should remain sealed in their own containers. Intravenous solutions, injectables and syringes cannot be accepted at this time,” police said.