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Sevierville Police Collect Over 100 Pounds of Unwanted Drugs on National DEA Drug Take Back Day

Posted 10-29-20.

Members of the Sevierville Police Department collected approximately 137 pounds of unwanted prescription and over the counter drugs from residents last Saturday, October 24, 2020.

 

As a full-time partner with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the SPD held the Drug Take Back event as part of the National DEA Drug Take Back Initiative.

The collected drugs will be destroyed by incinerator and any plastics received are recycled.

In addition to dropping-off drugs at this event, 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:
• Prescription medications
• All over-the-counter medications
• Pet medications
• Medicated ointment, lotions or drops
• Liquid medications in leak-proof containers
• Inhalers
• Pills in any packaging, including glass, plastic container, baggie (ziplock) or foil.
The following items will NOT be accepted:
• Illegal drugs and narcotics
• Needles/sharps or syringes with needles
• Blood sugar equipment
• Thermometers
• IV bags
• Bloody or infectious waste
• Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc.)