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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced that his office will participate in the seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

According to a press release from the attorney general's office, the event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the East Rotunda on the California Street side of the West Virginia Capitol.

In the release, AG Morrisey said, ""We are happy to join in this endeavor once again to help rid our state and communities of unwanted prescriptions, as well as unused over-the-counter medication."

According to the release, a report by the Trust for America's Health shows West Virginia had the highest overdose death rate in the nation.

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration spearheads the Drug Take-Back Day, which was initially launched in 2010.  During the event, local and state law enforcement agencies collect unused medication and dispose of it in a safe way that prevents potential abuse and protects the environment.

To find a collection site in your area click here and then click on the "locate collection sites" tab.