On April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Williamson County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of their unwanted or expired prescription medication through the Drug Take-Back Event with local law enforcement, the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition (WCADC) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Drop your pills for disposal at Brentwood Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Nolensville Police Department, Walgreens on Murfreesboro Road in Franklin or Walgreens on Main Street in Spring Hill across from Publix. They cannot accept liquids or needles, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
At past events, Williamson County residents turned in over 400 lbs. of prescription drugs with the WCADC and local law enforcement.
“This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue,” Alex Windings, director of WCADC, said. “Prescriptions that sit in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, or abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. and Williamson County are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.”
The Drug Take-Back is presented by the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition (WCADC), Brentwood Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Nolensville Police Department, Spring Hill Police Department, Williamson County Sheriff Department, Walgreens and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
For further event information visit WCADCtn.org or facebook.com/myWCADCtn