Bradley County Sheriff’s Office participates in drug take-back day

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office collected more than 100 pounds of expired and unused prescription medication.

Today was the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day.

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office worked with the Going Respectfully Against Addictive Behaviors (G.R.A.B.B.) Coalition and Walgreen’s.

In a release, Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson said, “The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the public for their participation in continuing to keep our community safe and healthy. By turning in these unwanted prescription drugs – rather than throwing them away or flushing them down a sink or toilet – they are kept our of the landfill and water supply. The impact of today’s event will never be known, but many lives were saved by removing these medications from residents’ homes.”

The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office also offers a continuous take-back program where residents can drop off unwanted prescriptions at their offices in the Criminal Investigation Division lobby.

**Photo courtesy of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office

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