Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host a prescription drug take back event Tuesday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Jail in Nashville.
The service, which allows the public an opportunity to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted medications to prevent the possibility of theft or misuse. The service is free, and no questions will be asked.
The drug take back initiative is designed to address the safety and public health issues created by potentially dangerous drugs languishing in homes. Studies show that the majority of addictive prescription drugs are obtained by users from family and friends.
Additionally, public health officials advise Americans that older methods used to dispose of drugs, such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, can result in potential safety hazards.
Last September, Americans turned in more than 350 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA and law enforcement partners.
For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or the April 30 take back event, visit the DEA website.