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Bristol Police Department to host 6th Prescription Drug Take-Back Event

April 21, 2014

The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting its 6th “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm in the Municipal Parking Lot located at 801 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee (Courthouse parking lot). People 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. For further information, please contact Sgt. Keith Feathers at (423) 989-3153 or kfeathers@bristoltn.org.

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.

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.