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TBI, DEA host drop-off day for prescription drugs

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration to help get rid of unwanted prescription pain pills.

On Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a..m until 2 p.m., community members will have a chance to rid their homes of expired, unused, or unwanted medicines.

DEA agents say they will not accept sharps, liquids, or needles.

Officials say residents can drop of the pills or patches at a number of locations across the state.  

TBI drop off locations will be in Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville. Services are free and anonymous.

The pill drop-off event also serves as the kick-off of a new prescription drug take-back initiative in Tennessee.

In 2015, 350 tons of prescription drugs were turned in at more than 5,000 sites operated by the DEA, and state and local law enforcement officials.

For more information on drop off locations near you, visit the DEA's website and type in your zip code.

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