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Drug take-back scheduled for Saturday


In May, more unused prescription drugs were received during the Drug Enforcement Agency National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day than on any of the previous events since beginning in 2010.
The DEA reported over 4,200 of its state, local, and tribal law enforcement partners collected 893,498 pounds of unwanted medicines—about 447 tons—at almost 5,400 sites spread through all 50 states.
Germantown contributed 474 pounds of the 21,229 pounds in the State of Tennessee leading Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Again this year, the Germantown Police Department has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Oct. 22. Bring your medications for disposal to one of the two collection sites listed. Kroger located at 7735 Farmington Blvd. (Kroger across from Germantown City Hall), or Target, located at 9235 Poplar Ave. (Poplar Ave. at Village Shops Drive).
This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. (The DEA cannot accept aerosol (inhalers) liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches can be accepted.)
For more information contact Germantown Police Captain Mike Gray at 901-757-7331 or

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