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Chesterfield offering free medication disposal pouches, locking storage bags

CHESTERFIELD Co., Va. (WWBT) -This spring, Chesterfield County is promoting the proper disposal and storage of expired or unused medication through the “Don’t Be An Accidental Drug Dealer” campaign.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 61% of people 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member.

The county hopes to curb this statistic by offering free medication disposal pouches and locking bags available for pick-up at select locations throughout the area.