Safely dispose of prescription drugs at pill take-back boxes across Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department (MPD) has partnered with the state to help create a crime and drug-free community.

The pill take-back program was designed to have secured containers where people could dispose of their expired, unused prescription drugs safely and without question.

The containers are available at the nine MPD precinct locations,

This week, the MPD Organized Crime Unit Heroin Opiate Response Team 7 (HORT) turned over 683 pounds of unwanted prescriptions collected from the nine pill take-back boxes from MPD precincts between January 2022 to July 2022.

The Tennessee Dangerous Drug Task Force will incinerate the drugs to destroy them.

The permanent boxes prevent prescription and over-the-counter medications from getting into children’s hands and the waterways.

They are available at local police and sheriff’s departments across Tennessee.

CLICK HERE for more information about the program.

CLICK HERE to find a location near you.