Skip to content

DRUG TAKE BACK

DRUG TAKE BACK
DRUG TAKE BACK
Obion County Prevention Coalition, in conjunction with Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City, Union City Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration will take part in the fourth national Drug Take-Back Day set for Saturday. Lorraine Beachum (from left), with Baptist; Union City Police Chief Joe Garner; and Prevention Coalition coordinator Regina Hendon will be joined by volunteers at the front entrance of the hospital from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. Residents can rid their homes of expired or unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at this time. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. The Drug Enforcement Administration program has disposed of nearly 500 tons of medication at more than 5,300 sites operated by over 4,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, according to the Associated Press. The DEA established the program to prevent old medicine from falling into unauthorized hands and to keep it from being thrown away and polluting water supplies. For more information, visit www.dea.gov.

Leave a Comment