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Federal Drug Enforcement Agency hosts prescription take back

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If you missed Saturday's event, you will have another chance to drop off expired medication in the fall. If you missed Saturday's event, you will have another chance to drop off expired medication in the fall.
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC) - Leaving old and expired drugs around the house can be a danger to your family and the environment. But the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency is willing to take them off your hands.

The DEA visited Memphis Target and Kroger stores to collect old and unused medications from residents. Officials say forgotten medication can be dangerous, even deadly, if they get into the wrong hands. Members of the Germantown Public Safety Education Commission say flushing or throwing old medicine in the trash are not safe options.  

"So it's just best to go ahead and get rid of them when we take them here they're incinerated and then they're gone," said Betty Duke of the Germantown Public Safety Education Commission. "So, nobody has to worry about it but it's just good to get them out of your house if you don't need them anymore."

If you missed Saturday's event, you will have another chance to drop off expired medication in the fall.  

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