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Sevierville Collects Over 70 lbs. of Unwanted Drugs at Take Back Event

Posted 10-30-17

The City of Sevierville Police Department, in partnership with Walgreen’s store #06609 at 119 Forks of the River Parkway, collected over 70 pounds of unwanted, unused and expired drugs on Saturday, October 28, 2017.

As a full-time partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the City of Sevierville Police Department (SPD) partnered with Walgreen’s in the 14th National DEA Drug Take Back Initiative. A total of approximately 72.71 pounds of drugs were collected.

“We appreciate our community for their awareness of the potential misuse of prescription drugs,” said SPD Chief Don Myers. After collection, all drugs are destroyed by incinerator and any plastics received are recycled.

In addition to drug take back events, citizens may drop-off drugs at the SPD Drug Take Back receptacle any time or day of the week. The service is free and anonymous. The following drugs are accepted:
• All loose pills and powders.
• Liquid drugs are only accepted in sealed packaging.
• Sealed drugs and aids (i.e. diabetic supplies, meters, etc.)
The department is unable at this time to accept syringes or other types of drug paraphernalia. Anyone with questions may contact Lt. Ken Garner at 865.868.1753 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..