October Drug Take Back Day (Courtesy Photo)

Alexandrians turned in 195 pounds of unwanted medications at the Drug Take Back day on Oct. 27. Alexandria Police and Sheriff staffed four drop off locations to provide a safe and convenient means of disposing of prescription drugs. For those who missed this event, the Neighborhood Pharmacy also has a permanent drop box available during business hours. Deputies later collected another 100 pounds of medication from that box in addition to what was turned in for the Drug Take Back.