ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va -- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency organizes a drug take back day twice a year. They say taking back those drugs will prevent overdoses, abuse and accidental poisoning.
Local law enforcement will be out on Saturday in a few locations across the Valley to collect those drugs. Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson wants you to do this to keep you and your family safe.
"If you haven't used them in the time you needed to be using them, you really don't need to be using them anyway, and disposing of them safely prevents them from falling into a child's hands or a drug dealer's hands, something that could be harmful to someone else," said Sheriff Hutcheson.
Hutcheson said sometimes just flushing the drugs down the toilet can be hazardous, so it is best to dispose of them properly.
You can drop off your old prescriptions at places all over the Valley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Some locations are as follows:
Waynesboro: Walmart and Martin's
Staunton: Augusta Health's Outpatient Center
Mount Jackson: Town Hall on Main St.
Rockingham County fairgrounds
Harrisonburg Police Department