WCSO Hosting Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 30, at Sheriff’s Office
The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Drug Take Back Initiative Saturday, April 30, for anyone wanting to dispose of unwanted and/or expired prescription and non-prescription drugs. No questions will be asked. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at drop-off location at the Criminal Justice Center located next to the WCSO Office at 105 East High Street in Lebanon.
“It’s important to properly dispose of any prescription drugs you are not longer taking or are expired,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “The medicine cabinet is often the first place young people look to begin experimenting with drugs. Unfortunately, far too many of us know the pain associated with a loved one’s drug addiction, overdoses and even deaths associated with prescription as well as non-prescription drugs.”
Sheriff Bryan encouraged people to begin now searching medication cabinets for any medicines they are no longer taking or are expired in preparation for the Drug Take Back Day. “It’s important to keep track of what kind of medications you have and how many tablets, pills, etc. you have used,” the sheriff said. “Just as you keep other potentially dangerous household products out of reach of children, you may even consider keeping your medications in a locked cabinet. This is especially true if you have young people in the house who you may have never even suspect might try a medication you’re taking.”
Medications you use for legitimate reasons are often subject to theft, and can lead to addiction and ultimately even drug trafficking. Sheriff Bryan noted that there is a national epidemic of prescription drug abuse that is often the motive in numerous crimes. “We encourage people to take advantage of the Drug Take Back Day Initiative to help make Wilson County a safer place to live, work and visit.We appreciate cooperative efforts such as this one to enable the public to regularly, safely, and conveniently dispose of such medicines when they are no longer needed or wanted.”