Saturday is National Prescription Drug Takeback Day, and several hometowns in our area are participating.
According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, about 377,000 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in across the country during the last drug takeback day in October.
Here is a list of where you can take back prescription drugs in your hometown (all takebacks run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
- Appomattox: At Virginia State Police Headquarters at 240 Third Division Loop.
- Botetourt County: Daleville Kroger.
- Blacksburg: Blacksburg Recreation Center at 725 Patrick Henry Drive.
- Bland County: Bland County Sheriff's Offce at 612 W. Main St.
- Campbell County: Campbell COunty Sheriff's Office at 87 Courthouse Lane.
- Christiansburg: at New River Valley Mall, 782 New River Road (located in the Food Court area).
- Danville: Commonwealth Home Health Care at 120 Crown Drive Suite B, Target at 155 Holt Garrison Parkway.
- Franklin County: The Medicine Shoppe Parking Lot on Main Street in Boones Mill, Kroger Parking lot on Westlake Road in Hardy, Ferrum College Police Department at 10021 Franklin Street.
- Galax: Galax Police Department at 353 N. Main St.
- Giles County: At Pearisburg Community Center at 1410 Wenonah Avenue.
- Henry County: Henry County Sheriff's Office at 3250 Kings Mountain Road.
- Hillsville: CVS at 915 West Stuart Drive.
- Lynchburg: At Lynchburg Police Department at 905 Court Street.
- Pittsylvania County: Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office on North Main Street, Food Lion Shopping Center at 100 Vaden Street, Food Lion at 3305 North Main Street.
- Pulaski: Food City at 1400 Bob White Blvd.
- Pulaski County: At the Walmart at 7373 Peppers Ferry Road.
- Radford: Radford Fire Department Parking lot at 1500 Wadsworth St.
- Roanoke: Roanoke Civic Center.
- Roanoke County: Tanglewood Kroger, The Roanoke County Public Safety Building on Cove Road, and the
Roanoke County Fire Station #1 on Hershberger Road.
- Rocky Mount: Franklin Memorial Hospital parking lot on Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount Police Department on Old Franklin Turnpike.
- Salem: State Police Headquarters on W. Main Street, KMart parking lot on W. Main Street.
- Vinton: Hardy Road Kroger.
- Wythe County: At Wythe County Sheriff's Office at 245 S. 4th Street, State Police headquarters at 1186 East Lee Highway.