Jeff Barlow
Pocahontas County Sheriff

The Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police – Marlinton Detachment will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

This event provides the public an opportunity to surrender dispensed pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction. It also results in the removal of potentially dangerous controlled substances from the homes in our communities, lessening the possibility of accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse.

Substances and medications will be accepted at the Sheriff’s Office at 900 Jail Lane in Marlinton, just behind the Pocahontas County Courthouse.

The State Police will accept these substances and medications at its office at 16212 Seneca Trail in Buckeye, just south of the Marlinton Middle School.

Please keep in mind that sharps – syringes, needles and scalpels – will not be accepted.