BECKLEY (WVVA)- Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Today in Raleigh, Fayette and Wyoming Counties people were able to drop off their expired or unused prescription drugs to several state agencies in the area.
It is a part of the state's drug take back initiative to decrease pill abuse and theft.
Senior State Trooper, Joseph Frye says "The latest estimates are indicating that 85 percent of all crime now are drug related."
Typically during the drug drop off days several hundred pounds of pills are collected.
More than 80 people have been indicted by the latest grand jury Mercer County; including a man charged with a murder that happened 45 years ago.
The Fayette County Board of Education has released a statement regarding threatening messages circulating on social media.
A program that has been in the state for a decade has now made its way to Mercer County. Saturday at the Mercer Mall, there was a launch party for the Imagination Library.
Fire crews in Mercer County rushed to the scene of an electrical fire in Bluefield Saturday night.
The Women's Resource Center held a special activity this morning to raise funds for the program. The event was called "Princess for a Day," and took place at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley.
Dominion Energy recently gave a grant to a charity in McDowell County. Big Creek People in Action provides many services to the area.
School teachers and public employees in West Virginia are planning a statewide walkout as they continue to protest low pay, projected hikes in health insurance costs and small proposed pay hikes.
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