Prescription Medicine Collection Planned Saturday

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Purcellville Police Department again are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to collect expired or unneeded prescription medication in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft.

Residents may turn in the drugs for destruction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at four locations around the county: the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station, at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling; the Dulles South Public Safety Center, at 25216 Loudoun County Parkway in South Riding; the Lansdowne Public Safety Center, at 19845 Sandridge Way; and Purcellville Police will set up a drop-off location in the parking lot for Fireman’s Field, at 250 S. Nursery Ave.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Since the inception of the DEA take-back program in 2010, more than 7,800 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been collected in Loudoun County.

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