The Chesterfield County Police Department, in partnership with SAFE, Chesterfield’s substance abuse prevention coalition, helped residents safely dispose of several hundred pounds of expired and unneeded prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
Chesterfield County Police hosted a Medication Take-Back event at the Chester campus of John Tyler Community College on Saturday, Sept. 14. During the four-hour event, police and volunteers collected 669 pounds of unused, unwanted and potentially harmful prescription medications and drugs. A total of 202 residents dropped off medications.
The next medication take-back will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.