River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Police say they wanted to prevent drugs from being misused, stolen or mixed up with other drugs people are now taking.

"Prescription drugs are highly addictive and can be just as risky and deadly as any street drug", said U.S. Attorney Davis.

The collection site for Milwaukee was held at Miller Park. It is an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs. According to the MWRD, the event is aimed to provide a safe and responsible means for disposing prescription drugs.

The event is absolutely anonymous, and no questions, or requests for identification, will be made by law enforcement personnel to anyone submitting medications.

Having unused and expired medicine in your home increases the risk of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisoning.

Saturday is the day the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the 16th nationwide "Prescription Drug Take Back" initiative. For more information on the permanent drug take-back boxes across Tennessee, visit this link.

Do you have unused prescriptions filling up your bathroom cabinet? "Most of these abused drugs come from family and friends", Rachel O'Connor, director of the county Community Services Department, said.

The effort also helps keep people from flushing unwanted medications down the toilet or throwing them into a landfill where they chemicals can eventually make it to groundwater.

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