RICHMOND, VA –
Expired medications (free clip art)
This Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The Virginia State Police are hosting sites at Division Headquarters across the state. To locate your site, please click on;
You can search by zip code for a collection site near you. Inquiries can also be made at 1-800-882-9539. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons (over 742,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its six previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2.8 million pounds more than 1,400 tons of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, which pose a potential safety and health hazards.
The DEA is in the process of approving new regulations that implement the Safe and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” (that is, a patient or pet or their family member or owner) of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances.
car-cycle collision 1 of 3 (photo by Little Fork Fire and Rescue)
car-cycle collision 2 of 3 (photo by Little Fork Fire and Rescue)
car-cycle collision 3 of 3 (photo by Little Fork Fire and Rescue)
Photos provided by Little Fork Fire and Rescue. According to Little Fork Fire and Rescue, the injured man was transported to Fauquier Hospital,not Culpeper Hospital. Thank you Little Fork Fire and Rescue Doug Monaco for the photos and correction of information
Original story below was published on September 17, 2013
On September 16, at approximately 2:17pm, the publisher of this e-zine was the passenger of a car that was driving past an accident scene. Police, fire, and rescue were already on the scene. The only thing that the publisher could see was that there were two vehicles involved, a red car, and a black motorcycle. The motorcycle was on its side on the road, the car was stopped in front of the motorcycle. The accident occurred at the intersection of RTS 229 and 211, where the vehicles that are entering RT 211 eastbound use an exit to turn right. At the end of the exit is a stop sign. At the time that the publisher saw the accident it appeared as if the car had stopped at the stop sign, and that the motorcycle had rear-ended the car.
After a number of emails and phone calls, it was determined that the Virginia State Police was the appropriate agency to call for information about the accident. As of this time of publication, the only information made available to this e-zine from the Virginia State Police is the following:
An Richmond man was injured during a two-vehicle accident on September 16 at approximately 2:00pm in northern Culpeper County and was transported by ambulance to Culpeper Hospital. The injured man was the driver of a black BMW motorcycle. The front of the black BMW motorcycle made contact with the rear bumper of the car that was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Lee Highway and Rixeyville Road. The driver of the car was not identified, nor injured. There is no information as to whether there were any passengers in the car. The driver of the motorcycle was issued a summons for reckless driving.
If any more information becomes available, it will be added when it arrives.