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Posted on: October 9, 2019

BTPD Prescription Drug Take Back event set for Saturday, Oct. 26

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Community members are encouraged to safely dispose of unwanted and expired medications on Saturday, Oct. 26, during a Prescription Drug Take Back event sponsored by the Bristol, Tennessee Police Department.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Municipal Building, 801 Anderson Street. Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications will be accepted at this secure drop-off site. Liquids and syringes will not be accepted. Participants will not be required to show identification during this no-questions-asked event.

Prescription Drug Take Back is designed to encourage community members to rid their households of medications that may pose a safety hazard, contribute to prescription drug abuse, or contaminate the water supply if flushed. The BTPD will dispose of collected medications through incineration.

This 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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