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W.Va. AG, Morgantown law enforcement partner for National Drug Take Back Day

MORGANTOWN — Saturday, April 24 is another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and the West Virginia Attorney General’s office is teaming up with local law enforcement.

A representative from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office will help the Morgantown Police Department staff the Sabraton Kroger take back site from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“We are happy to continue our participation in this program,” said Morgantown Police Chief Eric Powell. “Anyone with outdated or unused prescriptions should participate in this safe way of disposing of those medications. It’s an easy, safe and effective way to get these medications off the street.”

The MPD will also have take back booths at Kroger on Patteson Drive and Kroger on Earl L. Core Road.

The attorney general’s office has participated in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day each year since 2013. This year, West Virginia will have more than 75 collection sites.

Morgantown’s Public Safety Building at 300 Spruce St. has a disposal box for unwanted or expired medicine year-round.

The Drug Enforcement Agency sponsors this event twice a year to provide the public a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, according to the MPD.

Take Back Day is promoted by the DEA as an opportunity for community members to protect their homes and medicine cabinets from theft and abuse.

The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office is also hosting a number of booths this year including:

  • The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office on Walnut Street
  • Pierpont Landing Pharmacy
  • Kroger at Suncrest Towne Centre
  • Mon Health Medical Center.

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