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Posted on: April 23, 2019

NNPD to Host Prescription Drug Drop Off Locations

The Newport News Police Department will once again participate in a nationwide initiative seeking to prevent increased prescription drug abuse and theft. 


On Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Newport News Police Department will join the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and agencies across the country, to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription medications for destruction during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 


Medication that is not disposed of properly pollutes water supplies and can cause harm to children, pets, and others. Medicines that accumulate in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. This free event will offer the opportunity for community members to safely get rid of prescription medications, with no questions asked.


For your convenience, there will be three drop-off locations in Newport News: 


Newport News Police Department – South Precinct

3303 Jefferson Ave. 

Newport News, VA 23607


Sentara at Port Warwick (Emergency Room entrance) 

1031 Loftis Blvd. 

Newport News, VA 23606 


Newport News Police Department – North Precinct

368 Deshazor Drive

Newport News, VA 23608

(Lot between Police and Fire Departments) 


For more information visit: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback


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