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Medication Take Back

The Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the State of Tennessee and the DEA to help reduce the prescription drugs in the home, that are either outdated or no longer needed.

Unfortunately, these same drugs have become the target for misuse and theft, often times by people who have access to the residence. America’s adolescents, ages 12 to 17 years old have made prescription drugs the number one substance of abuse for their age group, and much of that supply is unwittingly coming from medicine cabinets of their parents, grandparents and friends.

More and more adults are recognizing the need to remove these substances from the home. The partnership between law enforcement, State of Tennessee and the DEA have made it possible to legally and safely dispose of these medications.  Law enforcement is the only entity that can legally take custody of these medications, process them and properly dispose of them.

As part of this partnership law enforcement has been instrumental in reducing the number of  unwanted or unnecessary medications in the home.  The drug drop-off box is located in the front entrance of the Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Office, which is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Items Accepted for the Pharmaceutic Collection Program

  • Prescriptions
  • Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
  • Medicated ointment, lotions, or drops
  • Pills in any packaging (glass bottles, plastic containers, plastic bags, etc.)
  • Over-the-counter medications Liquid medications (in leak-proof containers)
  • Pet medications

Items Not Accepted in the Program