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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

 

For media inquiries only, contact:  
Charlotte Gomer, Press Secretary
Phone: (804)786-1022 
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DRUG TAKEBACK DAY EVENTS TO BE HELD ACROSS NORTHERN VIRGINIA

~Attorney General Herring reminds Virginians to dispose of unused prescriptions, especially opioids, at one of many drop-off sites across the Commonwealth~

RICHMOND (October 22, 2019) - Attorney General Mark R. Herring is encouraging Virginians to take advantage of Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to dispose of unused or expired medications, especially prescription opioids, before they can be misused, abused, or accidentally ingested. Law enforcement agencies, community partners, and members of the Attorney General's team will be stationed at dozens of locations throughout the Commonwealth to accept medications for proper disposal. Takeback locations across Northern Virginia, which will be open from 10am - 2pm, are listed below, and you can find a site near you by searching here.

 

"All too often we have seen opioid addiction start at home in the medicine cabinet when unused prescription drugs fall into the hands of someone who could misuse or abuse them," said Attorney General Herring. "Disposing of these drugs safely at a specified Drug Takeback Day location is an easy way for Virginians to get rid of these potentially dangerous unused prescriptions. I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes out of your weekend to clean out your medicine cabinets and bring your unneeded prescription drugs to be disposed of. Just this simple step makes our homes and communities safer and helps to fight the devastating opioid epidemic."

 

There is a strong link between misuse of prescription opioids, opioid addiction, and even subsequent use of heroin once prescriptions become too expensive or are no longer accessible. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

  • Heroin abuse is 19 times more likely among those who abuse prescription opioids.
  • Half of young people who used heroin got started by abusing prescription opioids.
  • One in fifteen individuals who misuse prescription opioid painkillers will try heroin within 10 years.
  • Studies show a link between the availability of prescription and illicit drugs and the likelihood of abuse.

In Virginia, opioid overdose deaths have risen steadily since 2010:

  • Heroin overdose deaths have risen more than 1,056% between 2010 and 2018, from 48 to 555.
  • Fentanyl deaths have risen by over 1,593% percent from 2007 to 2018, from 48 to 813.
  • Prescription opioid overdose deaths have risen 19% between 2007 and 2018, from 400 deaths to 477.

The heroin and prescription opioid epidemic has been a top priority for Attorney General Herring. He and his team continue to attack the problem with a multifaceted approach that includes enforcementeducation, prevention, and legislation to encourage reporting of overdoses in progress, expand the availability of naloxone, and expand access to the Prescription Monitoring Program. He has supported federal efforts to improve the availability of treatment and recovery resources and made prescription drug disposal kits available across the Commonwealth. Attorney General Herring recently outlined his recommended next steps for combating the crisis, focusing on law enforcement initiatives, support from the medical community, and recovery, treatment, prevention and education. He and his team also continue to participate in a multistate investigation into the practices of additional drug manufacturers and distributors to determine what role they may have played in creating or prolonging the crisis and what accountability they should face.

 

Drug Takeback locations include:

FREDERICKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

MARY WASHINGTON HOSPITAL
TOMPKINS-MARTIN MEDICAL PLAZA

1101 SAM PERRY BLVD

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22401

FREDERICKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

WEGMANS

2281 CARL D SILVER PARKWAY

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22401

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CHANCELLOR'S VILLAGE
MAIN ENTRANCE PARKING AREA

12100 CHANCELLORSVILLAGE LANE

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22407

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MARY WASHINGTON HEALTHCARE
EMERGENCY AND OUTPATIENT CENTER - LEES HILL

10401 SPOTSYLVANIA AVENUEUNDER THE AWNING

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22408

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WALMART SUPERCENTER (SOUTHPOINT)

10001 SOUTHPOINT PKWY

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22407

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

SPOTSYLVANIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
UNDER MAIN ENTRANCE AWNING

4600 SPOTSYLVANIA PARKWAY

FREDERICKSBURG

VA, 22408

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CVS COURTLAND COMMONS
PARKING LOT

9767 COURTHOUSE ROAD

SPOTSYLVANIA

VA, 22553

STAFFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

STAFFORD HOSPITAL CENTER
SOUTH SIDE OF HOSPITAL NEAR ER

101 HOSPITAL CENTER BLVD

STAFFORD

VA, 22554

ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WALMART

2533 GERMANNA HWY

LOCUST GROVE

VA, 22508

CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CAROLINE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER PARKING LOT
PARKING LOT NEAR RITE AID PHARMACY ENTRANCE

104 W. BROADDUS AVENUE

BOWLING GREEN

VA, 22427

QUANTICO MARINE CORPS BASE

QUANTICO MARINE CORPS EXCHANGE

4806 RUSSELL RD

QUANTICO

VA, 22134

CAROLINE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CVS PHARMACY
PARKING LOT

18048 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY

RUTHER GLEN

VA, 22546

REMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

REMINGTON DRUG

207 EAST MAIN STREET

REMINGTON

VA, 22734

KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WALMART SUPERCENTER
PARKING LOT

16375 MERCHANT LANE

KING GEORGE

VA, 22485

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DIVISION II HQS
POC: SGT. CONNIE SPRADLIN

15148 STATE POLICE ROAD

CULPEPER

VA, 22701

PRINCE WILLIAM CO. PD

SENTARA LAKE RIDGE

12825 MINNIEVILLE ROAD

WOODBRIDGE

VA, 22192

MANASSAS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

NOVANT HEALTH - PRINCE WILLIAM MEDICAL CENTER
ENTRANCE TO WOMEN'S CENTER - OB/GYN

8700 SUDLEY ROAD

MANASSAS

VA, 20110

MARYLAND STATE POLICE

MSP LA PLATA BARRACK
POC: D/SGT. KEVIN BEAUCHAMP

9500 MITCHELL ROAD

LA PLATA

MD, 20646

LOUISA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

LOUISA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

1 WOOLFOLK AVE

LOUISA

VA, 23093

ORANGE (TOWN OF) POLICE DEPARTMENT

ORANGE PHARMACY
FRONT SIDEWALK

130 WEST MAIN STREET

ORANGE

VA, 22960

ORANGE (TOWN OF) POLICE DEPARTMENT

CVS PHARMACY
FRONT SIDEWALK

308 RADNEY ROAD

ORANGE

VA, 22960

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

WEST SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT STATION
PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

6140 ROLLING ROAD

SPRINGFIELD

VA, 22152

PRINCE WILLIAM CO. PD

NOVANT HEALTH HAYMARKET MEDICAL CENTER
FRONT PARKING LOT

15225 HEATHCOTE BLVD

HAYMARKET

VA, 20169

ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT

ASHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
VISITOR PARKING LOT

601 ENGLAND STREET

ASHLAND

VA, 23005

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT POLICE STATION
FRONT PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

2511 PARKERS LANE

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22306

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

FRANCONIA DISTRICT STATION
FRONT PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

6121 FRANCONIA ROAD

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22310

KING AND QUEEN SHERIFF'S OFFICE

PAMUNKEY REGIONAL LIBRARY
FRONT PARKING LOT

396 NEWTOWN ROAD

SAINT STEPHENS CHURCH

VA, 23148

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DIVISION VII HQS
POC: 1ST SGT CHRISTOPHER MCCLURE

4977 ALLIANCE DRIVE

FAIRFAX

VA, 22030

FAIRFAX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

FAIRFAX CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
FRONT LOBBY

3730 OLD LEE HIGHWAY

FAIRFAX

VA, 22030

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

SULLY DISTRICT POLICE STATION
FRONT PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

4900 STONECROFT BOULEVARD

CHANTILLY

VA, 20151

NOVA COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPT.

NVCC ANNANDALE CAMPUS
CA BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR, MAIN ENTRANCE

8333 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE

ANNANDALE

VA, 22003

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

WEGMANS
FRONT ENTRANCE OF STORE 10AM-2PM

14361 NEWBROOK DRIVE

CHANTILLY

VA, 20151

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

FAIR OAKS DISTRICT STATION
PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

12300 LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY

FAIRFAX

VA, 22033

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

ALEXANDRIA FIRE STATION 210

5525 EISENHOWER AVE

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22304

LOUDOUN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

DULLES SOUTH PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER
FRONT LOBBY AREA

25216 LOUDOUN PARKWAY

CHANTILLY

VA, 20152

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

MASON DISTRICT STATION
FRONT PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

6507 COLUMBIA PIKE

ANNANDALE

VA, 22003

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

ALEXANDRIA POLICE HEADQUARTERS
FRONT ENTRANCE

3600 WHEELER AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22304

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

115 CHURCH ST

MADISON

VA, 22727

ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
FRONT ENTRANCE

2932 KING STREET

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22302

NOVA COMMUNITY COLLEGE POLICE DEPT.

NVCC ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS
AA BUILDING, A4 PARKING LOT ENTRANCE

5000 DAWES AVE.

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22311

KING WILLIAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

CENTRAL CROSSING FOOD LION
PARKING LOT AREA NEAR FRONT OF STORE

4915 RICHMOND TAPPAHANNOCK HIGHWAY

AYLETT

VA, 23009

ALEXANDRIA SHERIFF'S OFFICE

NEIGHBORHOOD PHARMACY
FRONT OF THE BUILDING

2204 MT. VERNON AVENUE

ALEXANDRIA

VA, 22301

VIENNA POLICE DEPARTMENT

VIENNA POLICE DEPARTMENT

215 CENTER STREET SOUTH

VIENNA

VA, 22180

ARLINGTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

ARLINGTON FIRE STATION #9
MAIN LEVEL COMMUNITY ROOM

1900 SOUTH WALTER REED DRIVE

ARLINGTON

VA, 22204

FALLS CHURCH POLICE DEPARTMENT

FALLS CHURCH CITY HALL
EXTERIOR

300 PARK AVE

FALLS CHURCH

VA, 22046

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

DISTRICT 4 STATION - OXON HILL

5135 INDIAN HEAD HIGHWAY

OXON HILL

MD, 20745

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE DIVISION I HQS
POC: SGT MELANIE MCKENNEY

9300 BROOK ROAD

GLEN ALLEN

VA, 23060

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

WEGMANS

12200 WEGMANS BLVD

HENRICO

VA, 23233

ARLINGTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

FIRE STATION #1

500 SOUTH GLEBE ROAD

ARLINGTON

VA, 22204

ARLINGTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

ARLINGTON FIRE STATION #2

4805 WILSON BLVD

ARLINGTON

VA, 22203

DEA - HEADQUARTERS

AURORA HILLS LIBRARY

735 18TH STREET

ARLINGTON

VA, 22202

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

KROGER

11895 W. BROAD STREET

HENRICO

VA, 23233

HANOVER COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MECHANICSVILLE CONVENIENCE CENTER

7427 VERDI LANE

MECHANICSVILLE

VA, 23116

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

KROGER

9000 STAPLES MILL ROAD

HENRICO

VA, 23228

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

WALMART

7901 BROOK ROAD

RICHMOND

VA, 23227

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

HENRICO TRAINING CENTER
ENTRANCE IS ON SHRADER ROAD

7721 E. PARHAM ROAD

HENRICO

VA, 23294

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

RESTON DISTRICT STATION
PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

12000 BOWMAN TOWNE DRIVE

RESTON

VA, 20190

FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

MCLEAN DISTRICT POLICE STATION
FRONT PARKING LOT -OPERATING 10 AM TO 2 PM-

1437 BALLS HILL ROAD

MCLEAN

VA, 22101

MARYLAND STATE POLICE

MSP LEONARDTOWN BARRACK
POC: D/SGT. WILLIAM ROSADO

23200 LEONARD HALL DRIVE

LEONARDTOWN

MD, 20650

ST. MARY'S COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

ST. MARY'S COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HQ

23150 LEONARD HALL DRIVE

LEONARDTOWN

MD, 20650

GOOCHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

GOOCHLAND FIRE/RESCUE COMPANY 5

2710 FAIRGROUNDS ROAD

GOOCHLAND

VA, 23063

GOOCHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WEST CREEK EMERGENCY CENTER

12720 TUCKAHOE CREEK PKWY

HENRICO

VA, 23238

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

FIRST POLICE DISTRICT

101 M STREET, SW

WASHINGTON

DC, 20024

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

SEVENTH POLICE DISTRICT

2455 ALABAMA AVENUE, SE

WASHINGTON

DC, 20020

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

THIRD POLICE DISTRIST

1620 V STREET, NW

WASHINGTON

DC, 20009

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

SECOND POLICE DISTRICT

3320 IDAHO AVENUE, NW

WASHINGTON

DC, 20016

HENRICO POLICE DEPARTMENT

KROGER

1601 WILLOW LAWN DRIVE

RICHMOND

VA, 23230

LOUDOUN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

EASTERN LOUDOUN STATION
FRONT LOBBY AREA

46620 EAST FREDERICK DRIVE

STERLING

VA, 20164

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

HOWARD UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

2300 4TH STREET NW

WASHINGTON

DC, 20059

MARYLAND STATE POLICE

MSP FORESTVILLE BARRACK
POC: LT. ROLAND BUTLER

3500 FORESTVILLE ROAD

FORESTVILLE

MD, 20747

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS COMMUNITY CENTER

4433 S. PARK AVE

CHEVY CHASE

MD, 20815

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

FIFTH POLICE DISTRICT

1805 BLADENSBURG ROAD, NE

WASHINGTON

DC, 20002

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

SIXTH POLICE DISTRICT

5002 HAYES STREET NE

WASHINGTON

DC, 20019

CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

5906 CONNECTICUT AVENUE

CHEVY CHASE

MD, 20815

MARYLAND STATE POLICE

PRINCE FREDERICK BARRACK
POC: RANDY STEVENS

210 MAIN STREET

PRINCE FREDERICK

MD, 20678

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPT

FOURTH POLICE DISTRICT

6001 GEORGIA AVENUE, NW

WASHINGTON

DC, 20011

MONTGOMERY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF POLICE

2ND DISTRICT POLICE STATION

4823 RUGBY AVENUE

BETHESDA

MD, 20814

FLUVANNA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

JEFFERSON PHARMACY

194 B TURKEY SAG TRAIL

PALMYRA

VA, 22963

TAKOMA PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

TAKOMA PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
LOBBY

7500 MAPLE AVENUE

TAKOMA PARK

MD, 20912

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

NORTHERN COLLECTION SITE
DISTRICT I, PGPD

5000 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

HYATTSVILLE

MD, 20784

HYATTSVILLE CITY POLICE

HYATTSVILLE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

4310 GALLATIN STREET

HYATTSVILLE

MD, 20781

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

CENTRAL COLLECTION SITE
DISTRICT III, PGPD

7600 BARLOWE ROAD

PALMER PARK

MD, 20785

CALVERT COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

MT. HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER

104 PUSHAW STATION RD.

SUNDERLAND

MD, 20689

UNIVERSITY PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

UNIVERSITY PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT

6724 BALTIMORE AVENUE

HYATTSVILLE

MD, 20782

UNIVERSITY OF MD POLICE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

UNIVERSITY OF MD POLICE DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

7569 BALTIMORE AVENUE

COLLEGE PARK

MD, 20742

WARREN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

VALLEY HEALTH REHABILITATION SERVICES

120 NORTH COMMERCE AVE

FRONT ROYAL

VA, 22630

MARYLAND STATE POLICE

MSP COLLEGE PARK BARRACK Q
POC: LT. SEAN MORRIS

10100 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

COLLEGE PARK

MD, 20740

GREENBELT POLICE DEPARTMENT

GREENBELT POLICE DEPARTMENT

550 CRESCENT ROAD

GREENBELT

MD, 20770

BOWIE POLICE DEPARTMENT

BOWIE POLICE STATION

15901 EXCALIBUR ROAD

BOWIE

MD, 20716

STRASBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT

STRASBURG TOWN HALL
SIDE PARKING LOT

174 EAST KING STREET

STRASBURG

VA, 22657

 

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