News Release
September 23, 2010
Contact: SA Edward Marcinko
Public Information Officer
Number: 410-579-5033

DEA to Take-Back Prescription Drugs on Saturday

SEP 23 -- Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Ava A. Cooper-Davis will be available to speak to the media on Saturday, September 25, 2010 about the DEA National Prescription Take Back Initiative and the problem of prescription drug abuse in our communities.   SAC Cooper-Davis will be available between 10:30 -11:00 AM. 

The “Take-Back” initiative seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft. DEA and other partners will be collecting potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction at sites throughout the nation and state on Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 A.M – 2 P.M local time. For a list of local collection locations, visit

WHO: Ava A. Cooper Davis, Special Agent in Charge, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, and Prince William County Police Department

WHAT: Interviews

WHERE: Prince William County PD Collection Site - Main entrance to the Potomac Mills Mall at 2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge, VA. (map).

WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010 at 10:30 A.M.

Prior notification is not necessary but appreciated. Contact Melissa Bell at 212-437-1979 for more information.