The Powhatan Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary to the Powhatan Youth Athletic Association’s concession stand located behind the County Administration Building located on Old Buckingham Road. The report was taken on May 2, 2013 which indicated that an unknown individual forced entry through the side door causing damage to the door. Once inside the subject stole the safe as well as cash that was inside the cash register. Anyone that has information on this case or any other case is asked to call Powhatan Crime Solvers at (804) 403-4357.
POWHATAN SHERIFF OFFICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
APRIL 27, 2013
AT POWHATAN COURTHOUSE - 3880 OLD BUCKINGHAM ROAD
Sheriff Gregory A Neal announces that on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its sixth opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at 3880 Old Buckingham Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last September, Americans turned in 244 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners. In its five previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners took in over 2 million pounds—over a thousand tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Four days after the first event, Congress passed the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010, which amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow an “ultimate user” of controlled substance medications to dispose of them by delivering them to entities authorized by the Attorney General to accept them. The Act also allows the Attorney General to authorize long term care facilities to dispose of their residents’ controlled substances in certain instances. DEA is drafting regulations to implement the Act. Until new regulations are in place, local law enforcement agencies like Powhatan Sheriff’s Office and the DEA will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.
Sheriff Neal believes that approximately70-80 percent of all households have some type of unused or unwanted prescription medication in the home. Sheriff Neal also adds that this is an excellent opportunity to properly dispose of these medications.
Anyone with any questions is asked to contact Chief Deputy Dan Giardini at 598-5653 or email at email@example.com
A hit-and-run with property damage occurred on Wednesday March 6, 2013 at approx. 7:00am during the snow storm. A vehicle that was traveling east on Old Buckingham rd. went into the ditch approx. 150-200 yards west of Jeter Road. The vehicle continued on eastbound in the ditch line striking several mailboxes and newspaper boxes, destroying them. The vehicle continued on in the ditch to Jeter road where it apparently got stuck. The vehicle was helped out of the ditch by an individual driving a black large SUV. This vehicle may have just been a passerby which stopped to assist. The suspect vehicle, after getting out of the ditch, left the scene without notifying law enforcement and reporting the property damage. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a small maroon or dark wine colored vehicle possibly a Saturn or Cavalier style. The vehicle could possibly have damage to the front end, hood or front quarter panels. Anyone with any information on this or any other crime in Powhatan County is asked to call Crime Solvers at 403-4357.
Two B&E’s have occurred in the Pocahontas Woods subdivision in the past several months. On Dec. 12th, a home in the 4200 block of Steger Creek Dr. was entered forcibly during the daytime hours. Multiple items were taken. Also, on Feb 19th, a home in the 2600 block of Steger Creek Dr. was forcibly entered during the daytime hours, and again, several items taken. Anyone with any information in reference to these two crimes is asked to call the Powhatan Crime Solvers line at 804-403-HELP (804-403-4357).
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A reward can be up to $1000 as determined by the Board upon consideration of the facts of each case.
Powhatan County Crime Solvers Tip Line – 804-403-HELP (403-4357)