You may dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medicine safely:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
940 New Salem Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration nationwide to dispose of the medications for free.
Sgt. Robert Dowell and Cpl. Heather Rowland will collect the prescriptions at the main entrance of the Sheriff’s Office near the flagpole.
Liquids or needles cannot be accepted.
The DEA reported rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. continue to be alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs like opioids.
The majority of prescription drug abusers say they get their drugs free from friends and family, including from the home medicine cabinet.
Take Back Day is a unique opportunity for Americans to protect their homes and medicine cabinets from theft and abuse.
People who cannot attend this event may dispose of the unwanted and unused prescription medicines anytime in a collection box located just inside the lobby at the Sheriff’s Office.
Photo: Sgt. Robert Dowell displays prescription medicines collected during last year’s DEA Drug Take Back event.