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Williamson County Sheriff’s Dept. to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

MARION – With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to announce the 20th Take Back Day.

Take Back Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Williamson County Administrative Building, located at 407 N. Monroe Street in Marion.

This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. You can drop off potentially dangerous prescription medications at the collection site which will adhere to local COVID-19 guidelines and regulation in order to maintain the safety of all participants and local law enforcement.

The sheriff’s office will collect tablets, capsules, patches, and other solid forms of prescription drugs, liquids (including intravenous solutions), syringes and other sharps. Illegal drugs will not be accepted.

Helping people dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA are working together to reduce addiction and stem overdose deaths.

To learn more about the event, go to www.deatakeback.com, visit the sheriff’s office Facebook page or call 997-6541.