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Drug Take Back Initiative Nets a Ton of Medications
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Drug Take Back Initiative Nets a Ton of Medications

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More than 2,200 pounds of medications were collected at the events throughout the county.

Fairfax County Police Department reported that the Drug Take Back Initiative was a huge success again this year: Fairfax County residents turned in a ton of medications – literally. More than 2,200 pounds of medications were collected at the events throughout the county.

BREAKDOWN:

West Springfield District Station – 473 pounds

McLean District Station – 351 pounds

Fair Oaks District Station – 297 pounds

Mason District Station – 279 pounds

Mount Vernon District Station – 247 pounds

Franconia District Station - 223 pounds

Reston District Station – 221 pounds

Sully District Station – 183 pounds

Total: 2,274 pounds

If you missed the event, you can still dispose of your unneeded medication at the drop box in the lobby of the West Springfield District Station (6140 Rolling Road in Springfield). It's open 24/7, and any unused prescriptions can be dropped off anonymously (pills or liquids only; no pressurized canisters or needles) – according to FCPD Media Relations Bureau.