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Fairfax County police wish to thank everyone who made the department’s Drug Take-Back Initiative a huge success again this year. County residents on Oct. 27 turned in literally a ton of medications to the department’s stations.

County police collected 2,274 pounds of drugs during the event. Here is a breakdown of collections at the eight district stations, ranked in descending order:

• West Springfield District Station: 473 pounds.

• McLean District Station: 351 pounds.

• Fair Oaks District Station: 297 pounds.

• Mason District Station: 279 pounds.

• Mount Vernon District Station: 247 pounds.

• Franconia District Station: 223 pounds.

• Reston District Station: 221 pounds.

• Sully District Station: 183 pounds

Residents who missed the chance to participate in the event still may dispose of their unneeded medication at the drop box in the lobby of the West Springfield District Station, 6140 Rolling Road in Springfield.

The station is open 24 hours per day and any unused prescriptions can be dropped off anonymously. The station will accept only pills or liquids; no pressurized canisters or needles are allowed.

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