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Alexandria Residents Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Residents throughout the City of Alexandria helped fight prescription drug abuse on Saturday, April 30 by participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The City of Alexandria Police Department, Sheriff's Department, and SAPCA set up collection sites at three locations that allowed residents to safely clean out their medicine cabinet and dispose of unused or expired medications. Almost 400 pounds of medications were collected and disposed of. Special thank you to our partners who helped make this event a success: The Neighborhood Pharmacy of Del Ray, the Alexandria Police Department, the Alexandria Sheriff's Department, the Medical Reserve Corp, and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America.

SAPCA will be collaborating with the Alexandria Sheriff's Department and Del Ray Pharmacy to set up a collection site in the summer for residents that missed the drug take back day. Stay tuned for more information!


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