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Law enforcement agencies participate in National Drug Take-Back day

BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — Two different national programs coincided on Oct 23, 2021. Each program focuses on raising awareness of the dangers of misused prescription medication.

Across the country and in the Mountain State, different law enforcement agencies participated in Drug Take-Back Day. This day gives people the chance to safely get rid of their expired or unused medication. In order to properly dispose of the drugs, people simply emptied the pills into a plastic bag and brought them in anonymously.

Officers with the Beckley Police department want to stress the importance of proper disposal, as flushing drugs down the toilet or throwing them in a landfill could lead to harmful contamination.