September 28, 2012
Area police are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to target prescription drug abuse and misuse.
As part of National Drug Take Back Day which is Saturday, people can anonymously and safely get rid of extra pills that are in their medicine cabinets.
"Kids could get them, animals, and your pets. If you try to dispose of them and don't do it in a proper way, it could contaminate our waterways, the streams in our area. And then of course there's always the chance that these pills are misused or even abused,” said Carter Johnson, Albemarle County Police Department.
People can drop off their prescription drugs between 10 am and 2pm at the Albemarle County Police Department or the Charlottesville Police Station. The Fluvanna County Sheriff’s Office is also collecting prescription drugs.