Bartlett hosts first Drug Take-Back Day of 2019

Drug take backs hosted across U.S.

BARTLETT, TN (WMC) - The city of Bartlett hosted Drug Take-Back Day at Kroger Saturday.

Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bartlett Police and U.S. District Attorney Mike Dunavant were present.

Hundreds of pounds of drugs have been collected there over the years.

The DEA's Drug Take-Back Day's are held twice a year. It's a time when people can safely dispose of medicine in their homes.

Officials say don't leave the leftover drugs in the medicine cabinet because the drugs could fall into the wrong hands.

"The majority of drugs, for minors especially, come from the home. They get these drugs from their parents, from their grandparents' houses. We're trying to make sure that doesn't happen," said Lieutenant Jeremy Springer,Bartlett Police.

"We have to attack this by doing prevention, education, treatment and enforcement. This is really education and prevention all at the same time," said Mike Dunavant, U.S. district attorney.

This year’s second Drug Take-Back Day will be held this fall.

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