Brief: Police Host Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

— The Alexandria Police Department and the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office have partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the 5th National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., the two Alexandria law enforcement agencies, with cooperation from the Substance Abuse Coalition of Alexandria, will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs and other medications for destruction at two drop location sites in the city: Police Headquarters at 3600 Wheeler Avenue and the parking lot of the Del Ray Pharmacy at 2204 Mount Vernon Avenue. The service is free and anonymous, no questions will be asked.