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Posted on: October 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] BTPD to hold Prescription Drug Take-Back event

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The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will host a Prescription Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Bristol Tennessee Municipal Building, 801 Anderson Street. 

Community members are asked to bring their old, unwanted, unused or expired medications (prescription, over-the-counter medications and supplements) to this secure drop-off site. This is a no-questions-asked event and participants will not be asked for 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. Jimmy Dillard (423) 989-9382 or jdillard@bristoltn.org.


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