On Saturday October 22, 2016 the Tappahannock Police Department and Essex County Sheriff’s Office will once again participate in the National Drug Take Back Initiative from 10am-2pm at Wal-Mart on Tappahannock Blvd. Officers will be on hand to collect unneeded or expired medication for disposal. No syringes or illicit drugs will be accepted. Also on hand for this event will be representatives from The Three Rivers Medical Reserve Corps with information on preparedness for a home emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps is comprised of local health professionals and interested citizens who want to make the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula a safer and healthier place to live.
The National Drug Take Back Initiative is a program sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration aimed at removing dangerous medication from home that is no longer needed for proper disposal. The Tappahannock Police and Essex Sheriff’s Office has removed nearly 300 pounds of drugs in the previous collection events.
Questions concerning the program may be directed to Captain J.H. Siddons of the Tappahannock Police Department at 804-443-3992.