People can turn in their unwanted or expired prescriptions this weekend and make sure they’re disposed of properly.
“Unused medications fall into the wrong hands on a daily basis,” said a police representative in a written statement. “By disposing of your unused or expired prescriptions in a safe manner, it will ensure the safety of a loved one or someone in our community.”
The Drug Enforcement Agency is partnering with Memphis police and local Kroger stores in an effort to help curb prescription drug abuse by sponsoring the first Pill Take-Back Day.
Officers will be taking medicine at four Kroger stores around the city on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. People can turn in the drugs anonymously and the department says officers won’t ask any questions.