NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Multiple law enforcement agencies hosted drug “take-back” events Saturday in an effort to get unwanted prescription drugs off the streets.
Anyone wanting to drop off medication or drugs, prescription or otherwise, was able to drop it off at locations across Middle Tennessee, no questions asked.
“Your home medicine cabinet is often where young people begin experimenting with drugs. It’s important to recognize this could happen to someone in your home, including your child, your grandchild or your neighbor’s child. Please take precautions to avoid a tragedy involving your prescription drugs,” said Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan.
According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, a “take-back’ event held earlier this year resulted in the safe disposal of nearly 447 tons of unwanted prescriptions.
A large amount was also collected in Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
Addiction Campuses, the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition, the Brentwood Police Department and Drug Enforcement Agency received 122 pounds of prescriptions.
The medicine will be taken to an incinerator in Alabama and destroyed.