Drop-off sites across Hampton Roads are accepting unused and unwanted drugs for National Drug Drop-Off Day

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Safely get rid of all your unwanted prescription drugs.

Several police departments across the country hold their annual drug take-back events for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, with several events taking place in Hampton Roads.

You can return all expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications. According to the police, these events are an opportunity to prevent the misuse and theft of prescriptions.

On Saturday, the City of Hampton is asking people to drop off their unwanted pills at Sentara Careplex. The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A drug take-back event is also taking place in James City County. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers from the James City County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be at the James City County Law Enforcement Center at 4600 Opportunity Way, collecting potentially harmful expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction. .

According to the JCCPD, prescription solid strength drugs (i.e. tablets and capsules) will be accepted. Intravenous solutions, liquid medications, over-the-counter medications, injectables, needles, or illicit substances will not be accepted. Electronic cigarettes and vaping devices will only be accepted if the batteries have been removed.