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WV to host prescription drug take-back event

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Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in West Virginia, but law enforcement agencies are working to get these drugs off the streets.

The U.S. Attorney's office and the West Virginia State Police are hosting a drug take-back day. "Having a prescription drug take back give use an opportunity to not only do the take back, but more importantly it's the education piece we are trying to get out there. We want to educate parents, grandparents, community leaders and teachers on the dangers of prescription drugs," said Ava Cooper Davis with Drug Enforcement Agency's Washington, D.C. Division.

Law enforcement officials are collecting expired or unused prescription drugs, to keep them out of the hands of addicts and dealers. A number of designated drop-off sites are being planned on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

You can find a complete list of collection locations by clicking this link.