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Prescription Drug Take-Back event scheduled Oct. 24, in Winfield, WV

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CHARLESTON, WV -

Residents in Putnam County will have the opportunity on Thursday, October 24, to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription medications. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, Putnam County Sheriff Steve Deweese and other members of law enforcement are joining to host a Prescription Drug Take-Back kickoff event at 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department in Winfield.

Officials will also unveil Putnam County's new, permanent prescription drug collection box, which will be located at the Putnam Sheriff's Department headquarters to collect unused and unwanted medications. This is all in advance of Saturday's National Prescription Drug Take-Back on October 26. It's the seventh event of its kind. The first six Prescription Drug Take-Back events have collected, in total, more than 11 tons of unwanted prescription medicines in West Virginia and more than 1,409 tons nationwide according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

As part of West Virginia's participation in the prescription drug collection effort, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other partners will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at several designated drop-off sites throughout the state on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For a complete list of collection locations, please visit the DEA's web site.