Bartlett Police Department to host drug takeback event on Sept. 26

Bartlett police badgeThe Bartlett Police Department wil host a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Takeback event on Sept. 26.

People can bring their medications to the drop-off spot at Kroger (7615 U.S. 70, Bartlett) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day.

The event is part of a national initiative that aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about drug abuse.

They will accept dropped-off prescription medicine, over-the-counter (OTC) medicing and even pet medicine. Tablets, pills, gels, and liquids are all fine, but hypodermic needles will not be accepted. All donated drugs will be incinerated.

See additional information on the Bartlett Police Department’s Facebook page.