Chesterfield takes back 349 pounds of unused medication

Unused, expired medications being accepted at Chesterfield event

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Nearly 350 pounds of unused prescription medication was turned in Tuesday.

Chesterfield County held a take-back day for any unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter medication, including veterinary medicine.

The program was a partnership of Chesterfield police, Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, Substance Abuse Free Environment and Chesterfield Emergency Response Team.

A medication return bin was installed at Chesterfield police headquarters last year.

Chesterfield police said 349.6 pounds of medication was turned in.

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