‘Take Back’ drugs week underway
by GREG KAYLOR, Banner Staff Writer
Apr 23, 2013 | 751 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office will continue the remainder of the week to “Take Back” unused, unneeded or out-of-date medications as part of the National Drug Take Back event.

Officials said several area residents had dropped off unwanted narcotics Monday. The unwanted prescription drugs can be taken to the Criminal Investigations Division at the BCSO daily, through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., then Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m.

The unused drugs are collected at the Sheriff’s Office, then documented and loaded onto a trailer provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

They are then transferred to an undisclosed location for proper disposal.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office is located at 2290 Blythe Ave. The CID offices face APD 40 at the Bradley County Judicial Complex.

- A resident of Van Davis Road was arrested and charged with eight counts of reckless endangerment after he allegedly fired a shotgun in the direction of a van carrying eight passengers.

Jonathan Brewer said he was traveling west on Old Georgetown Road when his vehicle was struck by what was later discovered to be was shotgun pellets.

Justin Leach told Bradley County deputy John Davis he had been firing a shotgun at targets at an Old Georgetown Road residence.

Brewer had confronted Leach after one of the occupants of the van had been directly hit by one of the pellets.

Brewer contacted law enforcement regarding the incident and Criminal Investigations Division detectives responded to the scene.

There was evidence the van and person had been struck, according to Davis’ report.

Leach was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charges.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County beginning this weekend.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public, by motorists who would violate the driver’s license laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.