Drug takeback is Saturday

Published 12:39 pm Tuesday, April 26, 2016

FARMVILLE — Police in Farmville and at Longwood University will join law enforcement agencies across the nation Saturday in the 11th annual National Drug Takeback Initiative.

Officers will accept unwanted or expired medications at Midtown Square between Barnes and Noble and Chick-Fil-A from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.

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

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“Citizens may drive through to drop off medications, with no questions asked and without having to exit their vehicles. To remain anonymous, donors should remove the labels from all containers, or they may dump loose medications directly into our collection box.”