The DeKalb Prevention Coalition has announced that the DEA Rx TakeBack will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m., – 2 p.m., rain or shine. Local officials and law enforcement recently gathers as Smithville City Hall to promote the event, which will be located at Smithville City Hall and Alexandria City Hall. The event officials say that if it is raining and you do not want to get out of the car, individuals can flash their headlights and they will come out to the vehicle for items.
The drug overdose epidemic in the United States is a clear and present public health, public safety, and national security threat. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day reflects DEA’s commitment to Americans’ safety and health, encouraging the public to remove unneeded medications from their homes as a measure of preventing medication misuse and opioid addiction from ever starting.
DEA is committed to making our communities safer and healthier, and we can do this by reducing overdoses and overdose deaths. While the community does its part to turn in unneeded medications and remove them from potential harm, we are doing our part to further reduce drug-related violence.
For more information about the take back please visit DeKalb Prevention Coalition on Facebook or contact the office at 615-580-9290.
Pictured from left are Constable Johnny King, Smithville Police Chief Mark Collins, Smithville Mayor Josh Miller, Constable Mark Milam, Jennifer Matthews of the DeKalb Prevention Coalition, Pat Milam, Alexandria Police Chief Chris Russell and DeKalb County Mayor Matt Adcock.