Drop Off Unused Medications at the Smyrna Police Department

Oct 03, 2023 at 03:46 pm by WGNS News

SMYRNA, TN - The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.


At the end of this month, the National DEA Drug Take Back Day will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023. The local Prevention Coalition for Success is partnering with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services for the drug take-back event at the Smyrna Police Department.

Local residents can drop off unused or expired prescription medications from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Smyrna Police Headquarters on the 28th. Drop-offs are safe and anonymous. Parents also have the opportunity to drop off any vapes or electronic cigarettes they may have confiscated from their children. 

The items that will be accepted at the drug take-back event include tablets, capsules, vapes (electronic cigarettes) and medication patches. Some of the items that cannot be turned in include needles, syringes, lancets, and liquids.

While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, the DEA, in combination with local police departments in places like Smyrna, Murfreesboro and LaVergne, are doing their part to further reduce drug-related violence.

Again, you can drop off unused prescriptions at the Smyrna Police Department on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Address: 400 Enon Springs Road, E, Smyrna, TN).


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