(Memphis) The Memphis Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will offer the public a chance to participate in an unwanted prescription drug take back effort.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, people will be given an opportunity to discard all expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.
The initiative is targeted towards preventing the unused meds being abused or stolen.
There will be five MPD and DEA secured locations that people can take their unwanted or unused prescription medications to be discarded: Emmanuel United Methodist along with the Kroger locations at Poplar and Highland, Austin Peay Highway, Germantown Parkway and Winchester Road.
Last October, more than 324 tons of prescription drugs were turned in at sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.
Flushing drugs down toilets or discarding them in the trash poses potential safety and health hazards.