National Take Back Initiative Nets 110 Pounds of Unused Pills

   Written by on May 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

FARMVILLE – On April 30, 2016, officers from the Longwood University Police Department and Farmville Police Department participated in the DEA’s eleventh National Drug Take Back Initiative. This initiative is designed to remove potentially dangerous prescription and other medications from homes by allowing citizens to anonymously dispose of them in a safe manner. The Farmville Police Department and Longwood University Police Department manned a collection site at Midtown Square in the town of Farmville and collected 110 pounds of prescription drugs during this initiative. Officers were assisted by volunteers from the Virginia Department of Health Medical Reserve Corps.

drug take backPictured, from left to right, Karin Blankenship and Michele Donoghue of the Medical Reserve Corps, Officer Gary Williams of the Farmville Police Dept. and Officer Gary Hardy of the Longwood University Police Dept.

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