Drug Take Back event set Saturday at two locations

By ALLEN MINCEY

Posted 10/27/17

 The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the GRAAB Coalition  and Walgreens to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.The event is …

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Drug Take Back event set Saturday at two locations

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 The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will partner with the GRAAB Coalition  and Walgreens to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.

The event is sponsored  by the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Drug Take-Back Day and offers Bradley County residents the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and bring unused, unwanted or expired medication — safely or anonymously — to the BCSO's drop-off sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There are two drop-off sites:

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, (Criminal Investigations Division’s Lobby) and Walgreen’s, at the intersection  at North Ocoee Street and 25th Street.

Sheriff Eric Watson said, “It’s vitally important for residents to understand the goal of the Drug-Take Back Day, which is to help communities recognize the important public health and safety issue of drug addiction. The most abused prescription drugs come from medicine cabinets of friends and family.”

Recently, the issue of opioid misuse is a major problem not only in Bradley County but all across the nation. This is a good time to get rid of the dangerous drugs, and if a person is unsure of the drug's identity, it is a good way to find out about the drug and whether it should be disposed of.

For those who miss Saturday’s event, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office offers a continuous program where residents can drop off unwanted prescription drugs at their administrative offices, inside the Criminal Investigation Division’s lobby.

Anybody needing further information about the program should call the Bradley County Sheriff's Office at 423-728-7336.

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