MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Saturday marked National Drug Take Back Day, a day where unused prescriptions could be safely disposed of with the help of local police and pharmacies.
Johnna Harter, the pharmacist at Mannington Pharmacy, said a lot of times kids can get into medicine cabinets where there may be a bottle of old narcotics or other medicines that should otherwise be out of reach.
“They either take them or sell them. It happens a lot,” Harter said.
She said she recently did continuing education course about drug diversion and said people getting their hands on narcotics is a pretty common occurrence.
“That’s one of the highest reasons kids say that they started using drugs was from family members that had drugs laying around the house,” she said…