NASHVILLE – On Saturday October 26, 2013, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will have a collection point at TBI Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. set up to participate in the seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The free event will be held from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for those who want to safely dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications.

“Every controlled substance we collect is one less medication that law enforcement needs to be concerned about being diverted. Tennessee is facing an epidemic in the prescription drug abuse problem and Tennesseans should be vigilant in proper disposal for the health and safety for all of us,” said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.

“Abuse of prescription narcotics is a serious public health and law enforcement problem in Tennessee,” Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper. “Take advantage of Drug Take-Back day and get those unused pills out of your medicine cabinet so they don’t end up in the wrong hands.”

During the six previous drop off events, the DEA reported that 2.8 million pounds of prescription medication were taken out of circulation nationally. In April 2013, TBI’s drop off location collected 45 pounds of both controlled and uncontrolled substances.

Individuals can drop off unwanted drugs anonymously.

WHAT: National Drug Take-Back Day
WHERE: TBI Headquarters
901 R.S. Gass Boulevard
Nashville, Tenn. 37216
WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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