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MPD takes part in national Drug Take Back Day

Safely return your unused medications Saturday by 2 p.m.

CLARKSBURG — DEA’s national Drug Take Back Day is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Drug Take Back Day addresses a  public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019.

The survey also showed that a majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from a family member or a friend, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Drug Take Back Day  provides an opportunity for Americans to return unused medications at a designated site for proper disposal.

The Morgantown Police Department will have officers stationed at the Kroger grocery stores on Patteson Drive and Earl Core Road to collect unused, expired, and unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications for safe disposal.

The DEA sponsors this event twice a year. For more information about National Prescription Drug Take Back Day and the DEA, visit

Area sites

  • Kroger, 500 Suncrest Town Center, Morgantown
  • Kroger, 350 Patterson Drive, Morgantown
  • Kroger, 1851 Earl L Core Road, Morgantown
  • Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, 116 Walnut St., Morgantown
  • Mon General Hospital, 1200 JD Anderson Drive, Morgantown
  • Pierpont Landing Pharmacy, 7000 Mid Atlantic Drive, Morgantown
  • The Village at Heritage Point, 1 Heritage Point Road, Morgantown
  • WV State Police Morgantown Detachment, 3453 Mon Blvd, Morgantown
  • WVU Police Department, 992 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown
  • Fairmont Police Department, 500 Quincy Street, Fairmont
  • Grafton Fire Department, 1 West Main Street, Grafton.

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