The first event was scheduled one year ago, but was hampered by devastating tornadoes. BCSO officials held a take-back in the fall and collected the massive amount of unused pills brought in by area residents.
“As a follow up to last year’s successful prescription drug collection event, the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will again accept unwanted prescription meds for disposal in an environmentally friendly manner,” said Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.
“Residents of Bradley and surrounding counties are encouraged to look through their medicine cabinets and bring any prescription drugs they do not need to the Criminal Investigations office on the south side of the Judicial Center during the week of April 23 through April 28 for disposal,” he added.
Times for collection will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.
“The Drug Take Back event gives residents an opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets of accumulated prescriptions which they no longer need, are expired or can no longer take,” Gault said.
The GRAAB Coalition and Chattanooga’s Drug Enforcement Agency are involved as well, according to Sheriff Jim Ruth.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is coordinating the project.
For additional information, contact the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 728-7336.