The Reston District Station collected the most unused and expired over-the-counter and prescriptions medications as part of the Fairfax County Police Department’s 25th annual drug-take back day.
The police department’s stations collected 776 pounds as part of the annual event, which is a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Reston’s drop-off location — which included Reston Hospital Center — raked in 183 pounds, followed by 151 pounds by the West Springfield District. The Fair Oaks District came in third place with 127 pounds overall.
The remaining totals are below:
- Franconia District: 99
- McLean District: 72
- Mason District: 59
- Mount Vernon District: 43
- Sully District: 33
“This important initiative addresses vital safety and public health issues,” the FCPD said in a press release. “Unused or expired over the counter or prescription medicine left unsecured can be prone to misuse and may contribute to overdoses and accidental poisonings.”
This year’s totals were far less than last year’s grand total of 1,329 pounds and 2021’s total of 2,038 pounds.
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