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Citizens of Tipton County participated in a Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, April 26.

The highly successful event garnered 172 pounds of prescription drugs in Tipton County that had expired or were no longer used.

Lead by District Attorney General Mike Dunavant, in cooperation with the Anti- Drug Coalition of Tipton County, the Atoka Police Department and the Tipton County Sherriff’s office, the purpose of the day is ensure proper disposal of unused prescription drugs, which is incineration.

“This is the most successful we’ve been since its inception,” said Dunavant. “I am very pleased that we got old prescriptions and narcotics out of the house and therefore out of the way of possible abusers. Having these gone from a household makes the occupants safer.”

The total prescription drugs collected for West Tennessee was 2,223.3 lbs. The next Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be in October.

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