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Beckley Police Department partners with DEA for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day


The Beckley Police Department partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday to host an event to coincide with National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day allows people to safely dispose of old, expired, or unused prescription medication.

“As we reduce the amount of medication in homes, we reduce the risk of maybe somebody wanting to break in and steal that medication uh for illegal purposes and also, it reduces the risk that children or someone who is not supposed to have that medication might accidentally come in contact with it, and then we have an accident on our hands and so our goal is to prevent those accidents,” said Luke Appell, a Patrolman with the Beckley Police Department.