LOGAN, W.Va. — During their October 3 meeting, the Logan County Commission (LCC) issued a proclamation naming the last week in October as Red Ribbon Week.
The commission expressed support for drug abuse prevention by declaring October 21-29 as Red Ribbon Week.
The proclamation states the LCC, “…encourages its citizens to participate in drug prevention education activities, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to a drug-free Logan County, West Virginia.”
Board member of the Logan County Board of Education and director of the PIECES Coalition Jeremy Farley, addressed the LCC saying, “We want to say thank you to the LCC on behalf of the PIECES Coalition. We speak about it many times about how committed you all are to the especially to the prevention side of living drug free. We come to meeting after meeting where you all give donations to sports and extracurricular activities. All those things are we consider prevention because it allows our youth and adults to participate in positive activities in the community.”
President of the LCC Danny Godby added, “If we can keep our kids active in sports and active in school, their minds may not drift to this…”
Farley also explained the PIECES Coalition, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department are working together to conduct a prescription drug take-back day.
The drug take-back day will be held in the parking lot of Walmart at the Fountain Place Mall in Logan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 24, and it will allow anyone to freely and anonymously turn over unwanted prescription drugs.
Only prescription and over the counter medicines will be accepted.
Intravenous solutions, injectable drugs and needles will not be accepted.
Anyone with questions concerning the drug take-back event can contact the Logan County Sheriff’s Department can call 304-792-8590.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6959 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]