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Posted on: May 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Drug Take Back Day Results

PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 04, 2017 - The Purcellville Police Department is happy to announce that we collected 124 pounds of unwanted and expired prescription drugs on April 29, 2017 during our spring drug take-back event. We would like to thank the public that came out to the Purcellville drop off site on Saturday and the Purcellville Citizens Support Team for their continued support! We will be holding another Drug Take Back event in the fall of 2017. As the date approaches, we will provide the exact date, time, and location.

The Purcellville Police Department and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, implemented the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) initiative that was established to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. Since the inception of the DEA take –back program in 2010, over 8,000 pounds of unwanted and unused prescription medications have been taken off the streets of Loudoun County including Purcellville.

The Purcellville Police Department reminds residents to keep unwanted and unused prescription drugs in a safe location until they can be disposed of properly.

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