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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Project: Drug Drop Zone ---- Clean Out your Medicine Cabinet

What: Project: Drug Drop Zone
When: Saturday, September 25, 2010
9:00 am until Noon
Where: Parking Lot of Rhoten Allstate Agency
1000 East Center Street
On the corner of Center and Sevier

Project: Drug Drop Zone is Kingsport’s inaugural medication take-back initiative. This Kingsport event is being conducted in participation with the nationally recognized drug take back program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration. Similar programs are being held on the same day all over the country.

This program is designed to keep drugs off the street, prevent overdoses and accidental poisonings, and avoid environmental contamination. We encourage everyone to go through their medicine cabinets prior to the event and look for any unused, leftover, unwanted and/or expired medications. These can be prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, or dietary supplements. Bring these items to Project: Drug Drop Zone at 1000 East Center Street on Saturday, September 25th between 9:00 am and noon. Follow the drop-off instructions at the site, and the Kingsport Police Department will properly and safely dispose of these items for you.

This program is completely anonymous. You will not be asked to reveal any personal information. This is a community-wide event being sponsored by the Kingsport Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University, South Central Weed and Seed, Kingsport Area Safety Council, Comfort Keepers, Medication Management Center, Sullivan County S.A.L.T. Council, New Vision Youth, Rhoten Allstate Agency, The Oaks, and Aid and Assist at Home.

Please help us get the word out.


Ptl. Thomas M. Patton
Community Relations and Crime Prevention Officer
D.A.R.E. Instructor
Kingsport Police Department Training Unit
200 Shelby Street
Kingsport, TN 37660
(423) 229-9433 (office)
(423) 224-2786 (fax)

Kingsport, TN 37660