Quarterly RX Drug Take-Back in Baxter

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – Quarterly RX Drug Take-Back in Baxter

Location:       Nunnally Drug Store
226 Main Street, Baxter, TN 38544

Date:               Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time:               9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

In partnership with the Power of Putnam, Baxter Police Department and District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway’s Office, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a pharmaceutical drug take-back event for Putnam County residents to properly dispose of used or unwanted medication on Saturday, June 13, at the Nunnally Drug Store in Baxter, TN.
Items accepted include:

Over the counter medications
Pet medications
Medicated ointment, lotions or drops
Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
Pills in any packaging (glass bottles, plastic containers, plastic bags, etc.)

Items not accepted include:

Illegal drugs & narcotics (although police will accept these items if placed in the containers)
Blood sugar equipment
IV bags
Bloody or infectious waste
Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc)

“We are pleased to announce our second drug take-back event,” said Sheriff Eddie Farris. “We are planning to hold these events throughout the county on a quarterly basis as part of our commitment to take unwanted drugs out of circulation and prevent them from falling into the wrong hands. Of course, residents can still bring their used or unwanted prescription drugs to the Sheriff’s Office during regular business hours and drop them in our Pharmaceutical Drug Disposal Bin if that is more convenient.”

“With the rising abuse of controlled substances within the County, especially prescription pain medications, it is important that we provide Putnam County residents with a safe and viable disposal option to keep drugs out of our water and off the streets. This is one way that we can help make our community a safer place to live, added Farris.”

For more information on the types of pharmaceutical drugs, creams, ointments and pills that can be dropped off at the drug disposal bin, look at http://www.awarerx.org/get-local/tennessee/drug-disposal-information or visit the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office and read the list of items posted on the front of the bin.

For more information on the pharmaceutical disposal bin program or to schedule a drug collection event in your community, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at (931) 528-8484 or by email at sheriffinfo@putnamcountytn.gov.