On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Newport News Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are giving the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills to the locations below for disposal. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
- NNPD South Precinct, 3303 Jefferson Ave.
- Sentara Port Warwick (ER entrance), 1031 Loftis Blvd.
- NNPD North Precinct, 368 DeShazor Drive
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the April 27 Take Back Day event, go to www.DEATakeBack.com.