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Posted on: April 3, 2017

04/03/17 Got Drugs? Prescription Drug Take-Back Event set by Bristol PD

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting a “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. The event will take place in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Courthouse parking lot). Individuals are asked to bring their old, unwanted, unused or expired medications (prescription, over-the-counter, and supplements) to this secure drop-off site. This is a “no-questions-asked” event, and participants will not need to produce any identification. All items will be properly disposed of by incineration by the Bristol Tennessee Police Department.

The Police Department is encouraging individuals to rid their households of unused medications that pose a safety hazard and can contribute to prescription drug abuse. Additionally, proper disposal is much safer for the environment and the water supply, as flushing or throwing away medication puts our waterways and aquatic life at risk. Liquids and syringes will not be accepted. 

The Drug Take-Back initiative is for the general public. Doctor’s offices, clinics, or other medical offices should follow the guidelines set by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidelines for disposal can be found at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/index.html.

 

For further information, please contact Lt. Keith Feathers at (423) 989-3409 or kfeathers@bristoltn.org.

 

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