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SPD Holds Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted 10-19-22.

On Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., the Sevierville Police Department will hold a Prescription Drug Take Back event as part of the DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The SPD event will be at the Police Department, 300 Gary Wade Boulevard.


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.

Unneeded prescription medication–those that are old, unwanted, or no longer needed – are a public safety issue, too often becoming a gateway to addiction. The majority of opioid addictions start with prescription pills found in medicine cabinets at home.

Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision. A majority of people who misuse a prescription medication obtained the medicine from a family member or friend.

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events are one way to dispose of unneeded medications. For more information on prescription drug
abuse, go to: