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Prescription Drug Take-Back Kickoff Wednesday in St. Albans

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department will host a National Prescription Drug Take-Back kickoff event at 10 a.m. today at the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department detachment located at 6809 Ohio Ave. in St. Albans.

Today’s kickoff event will promote awareness of the eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which will be held Saturday at various locations.

As part of the state’s participation in the prescription drug collection effort, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other partners will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at several designated drop-off sites throughout the state between 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

Collection locations for Saturday’s event will be:

n West Virginia Capitol Building East Wing, Attorney General’s Office, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E. Participant, W.Va. Division of Protective Services.

n Foodland Parking lot, 50th Street and MacCorkle Avenue, Southeast, Participant, Charleston Police Department.

n West Virgina State Police, 711 Jefferson Road, South Charleston

n Kanawha County Sheriff’s Detachment, 121 Goff Mountain Road, Cross Lanes

n Nitro Police Department, 2002 Second Ave., Nitro

n Kanawha County Sheriff’s Dept., Elkview Detachment, 1078 Main St., Elkview.

For a complete list of collection locations, visit www.dea.gov.


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