CHARLESETON, W.Va. -- Police and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents will collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs Saturday at locations across the state.
As part of National Take-Back Day, authorities will accept the medication with no questions asked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations have been established in various locations around West Virginia:
State Police will accept pills at detachments in Beckley, Hamlin, Huntington, Logan, Oak Hill, Spencer, South Charleston and Winfield.
Local residents can drop off medication at Kanawha County sheriff's detachments in Chelyan, Sissonville and St. Albans. Charleston police will accept drugs at the Foodland in Kanawha City.
Unwanted prescriptions may be dropped off with Capitol police officers at the state Attorney General's Office in the Capitol Complex.
Drop-off locations in nearby counties include the Boone County Sheriff's Department in Madison, John Slack Park in Racine, the Kenna Volunteer Fire Department, the Big Lots store in Ravenswood, the Fountain Place Mall in Logan County, Ripley City Hall, the Milton Pre-K School in Milton, the Magic Mart in Oceana, Rite-Aid stores in Mullens and Pineville, the Walmart store in Kimball, the Clay County Courthouse and the Roane County Courthouse.
A similar event last April netted more than 550,000 pounds of unwanted pills across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.For a complete list of drop-off locations, visit http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/