Governor Tomblin Supports Prescription Drug Take Back Events Across the State

Statement

By:  Earl Tomblin
Date: Sept. 28, 2012
Location: Charleston, WV

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today encouraged all West Virginians to collect their unused, unwanted prescription drugs and dispose of them tomorrow, Sept. 29th, at participating National Drug Take Back Day locations.

"We must all work together--pharmacists, doctors, mothers and fathers--to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands. Through take back events, we can each do our part and remove unwanted, unused prescription drugs from the street," Gov. Tomblin said. "Throughout the past year I, and my administration, along with local, county and state leaders, have worked hard rid our hometowns of the drug abuse epidemic. While we're making progress, we still have work to do. Events such as tomorrow's National Drug Take Back Day empower us to take a stand and help clean-up our communities while protecting our families."

Saturday, Sept. 29th, is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's fifth National Drug Take Back Day.