Pill Take Back

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The 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Atoka Police Department, and Tipton County Sheriff’s Office will be TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS on Saturday, April 27th 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m at Atoka City Hall & Tipton County Criminal Justice Complex

Here is the press release from the office of

 District Attorney General D.Michael Dunavant 

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Tipton County, Tennessee – On Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Atoka Police Department, Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your medications for disposal to either the Atoka City Hall at 334 Atoka-Munford Road, Atoka, Tennessee, or the Tipton County Criminal Justice Complex at 1801 South College Street, Covington, Tennessee.

Prescription drug abuse in this country is an epidemic.  You could be partly to blame without even knowing it. With pill abuse at record levels, addicts are looking in as many medicine cabinets as possible – maybe even yours.  We can help.  On Saturday, April 27, 2013, DEA and its partners nationwide will operate collection sites in your community where Americans can turn in their unused, unneeded, and expired prescription drug medications – no questions asked.  This is a free, anonymous service that will help keep your home safe and could save lives.  Prescription drugs treat illness and alleviate pain, but they should only be used when prescribed by a doctor.  Unfortunately, these medications often end up in the wrong hands.  More than 70 percent of people who abuse these medications say they get them from family or friends. Many users of street drugs like heroin start with abusing painkillers. Don’t be an unknowing source.  Don’t harm the water supply by flushing your medicine down the toilet. Strengthen your community and make your home safer by participating in this national initiative.  For more information and to find a collection site near you, visit www.dea.gov

Local law enforcement agencies like the 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Atoka Police Department, the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office, are proud to participate with the DEA in this important public safety initiative, and will continue to hold prescription drug take-back events every few months.


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