Drug take back day comes to Roane Saturday, April 27

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From staff reports

Area law enforcement agencies will be participating in this month’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

The Kingston Police Department will have a collection site at the Food City, 1000 Ladd Landing Blvd.

The Harriman Police Department will be at Walgreens, 1797 Roane State Hwy. The Rockwood Police Department will be at Walmart, 1102 North Gateway Ave.

According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, a 2017 study showed that most abused prescription drugs were obtained from the home medicine cabinet of family and friends.

“The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths,” the DEA states on its website.

The take back event in April of 2018 yielded 474.5 tons nationwide.