- Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Discusses Mortgage Rules at Consumer Federation of America Meeting
- Send Off Planned for Huntington Highlanders to State Championship
- UPDATED LINKS: Dangerous Hydrogen Fluoride Among Water Emissions Sent to Huntington Waste Treatment Plant According to EPA
- Day One: NASCAR Champion’s Week In Las Vegas Officially Begins
- BREAKING... Condolences to Huntington Mayor Steve Williams & Family on the Passing of his Dad.
- WORK SESSION: Council Holds Solemn Preparation, While Discussing Skatepark, Comprehensive Plan
- Police seized hundreds of thousands in cash, firearms and pills during investigation
- Huntington Mayor's Dad, Dr. Don Williams Passes
- MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for Dec. 4, 2013
- Day Three: Stewart Receives 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award
Seventh Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday Oct. 26
With the latest installment of the take-back initiative set to kick off, U.S. Attorney Goodwin looked back at the progress made over the past three years. “When we started this event in 2010, we didn’t know what to expect,” Goodwin said. “We saw the need for a place to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, but the response was hard to predict. In the three years since, West Virginians and Americans have stepped up beyond our wildest expectations. Through these take-back events, tens of thousands of West Virginians are doing their part to fight prescription drug abuse---our state’s worst crime problem.”
“From zero to more than 1,409 tons nationwide in three years is a remarkable accomplishment,” Goodwin continued. “Those of us who were there at the beginning are thrilled by how far this has come, and we welcome the many public officials who’ve decided they want to be part of the success.”
“I’ve prosecuted over 250 drug dealers since taking office,” Goodwin said. “But I’ve always said we can’t simply prosecute our way out of this problem. It’s essential to stop people from becoming addicted in the first place, and addicts often get started with pills that have been forgotten in a friend or relative’s medicine cabinet.”
The Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative is coordinated by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, an agency of the United States Department of Justice.Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Virginians can drop off their unwanted prescription drugs at more than 130 drop-off locations statewide, including police stations, designated shopping centers, and local pharmacies. At all locations, drop-offs are accepted with no questions asked. For a full list of take-back locations, go to www.dea.gov.