PURCELLVILLE, Va., April 7, 2023 — The Purcellville Police Department will once again take part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on Saturday, April 22nd from 10:00 am to 2:00pm. This program seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft by providing a safe, convenient and responsible means for disposing of prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Individuals may drop off their unused or expired medications for safe disposal at the Purcellville Town Hall located at 221 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, Virginia.
The Purcellville Police Department is pleased to partner again with the Prevention Alliance of Loudoun (PAL) to help provide free, additional safety items to help prevent drug abuse, to include drug deactivation bags and lock boxes. These items will be available free of charge at the Purcellville Town Hall during the Drug Take Back event. PAL is a coalition comprised of diverse community stakeholders dedicated to mental health awareness and substance misuse prevention efforts in Loudoun County.
Our fellow local law enforcement agencies including the Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and Middleburg Police Department will also be collecting unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at their own designated locations throughout Loudoun County on April 22nd.
Acceptable items include: prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medical samples, pet medications, and vape pens/e-cigarettes (battery must be removed). Items NOT accepted include: needles, epi pens, thermometers, batteries, IV bags, blood or infectious waste, liquids, gels or sprays.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at www.purcellvilleva.gov.