It is time once again for Drug Take Back Day on April 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Citizens are asked to turn in their unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal at many locations.
Locally, medications may be turned in at the Vinton and Bonsack Kroger stores. No appointment is necessary. Simply bring your medications to this event where they can be safely collected and then destroyed by local law enforcement and DEA agents.
Drug Take Back Day will also be held at the Kroger stores located in Daleville, Tanglewood Mall, Colonial/Brambleton Avenue, and Westlake, as well as the CVS at Towers Mall, the Hershberger Road Fire and Rescue Station # 1, Super Shoes in Salem, the Virginia State Police Headquarters in Salem, and at the VA Hospital, Bldg 143.
Drug Take Back Day is sponsored twice a year by: Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition, Western Virginia Water Authority, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Prevention Council of Roanoke County, Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department, Roanoke Police Department, Craig County Sheriff’s Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Roanoke County Sheriff’s Department, Roanoke County Police Department, Salem Police Department, Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine, Vinton Police Department, and U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia
Year-round drug disposal is available at the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office in Salem.
Visit www.dea.gov for more information and other drop-off sites in the area.