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National Drug Take-Back Day

Jeff Barlow

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back initiative scheduled for Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event provides the public an opportunity to surrender dispensed pharmaceutical controlled sub- stances and other medications to law enforcement so they can be destroyed.

It also results in the removal of potentially dangerous controlled substances from homes in our communities, lessening the possibility of accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.

Last October, during the Take-Back event 882,919 pounds of substances were turned in nationwide.

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting these substances and medications at the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office at 900 Jail Lane in Marlinton; located behind the Pocahontas County Courthouse.

Please keep in mind that “sharps” (syringes/needles and scalpels) will not be accepted.

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