CVS Pharmacy and The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids are partnering with the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office in its Drug Disposal for Safer Communities Program.
CVS/pharmacy is providing, at no charge, a drug collection receptacle to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office. The receptacle will be placed in the outer lobby of the front entrance to the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, located at 1345 Falling Creek Road, Bedford. The receptacle will be under video surveillance and accessible to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program will give citizens from the Town of Bedford and Bedford County a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medications, including controlled substances.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) schedules a National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.
In the five previous Take-Back events, DEA in conjunction with our state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners have collected more than 2 million pounds (1,018 tons) of prescription medications were removed from circulation.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of these medications.
Current Prescription Take Back Event:
Please see our Event Calendar for maps and more information.