3 Convenient Locations Now Part of the Fight Against Abuse of Narcotics
NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. – (April 5, 2016) – A new permanent prescription drug box provided by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is now in place at the Nolensville Police Department. Nolensville Police Chief Troy Huffines, along with WCADC’s Alex Windings, coordinated the necessary paperwork with TDEC to obtain the new location inside the Nolensville City Hall lobby.
“This whole initiative is part of our Count it! Lock it! Drop it! Campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse,” says Windings. “We hope it gives people the opportunity to clean out their medicine cabinets and reduce the number of people snagging a few pills while they’re using the restroom or visiting.”
The new location, open Monday-Friday during normal business hours, makes 3 total for the county. The other 2 boxes are located at the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department (inside and open during business hours) and Fairview Police Department (outside and open 24/7). The coalition also has at-home lock boxes to give to the community for FREE if they have medications they want to keep locked up.
- Prescription medication
- All over-the-counter medication
- Pet medication
- Medicated ointments
- Lotions or drops
- Liquid medication in leak-proof containers
- Loose pills in any packaging (ziplock/baggies)
- Illegal drugs/narcotics
- needles/sharps or syringes with needles
- Blood sugar equipment
- IV bags
- Bloody or infectious waste
- Personal care products (shampoo, lotions, etc.)
Alexandra (Alex) Windings, CPS I
Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition
209 Gothic Court, Ste. 107, Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: (615) 975-5441, Fax: (615) 771-6878
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About the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition:
The mission of the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition (WCADC) is to implement effective strategies that prevent substance abuse among 14-18 year olds in Williamson County Tennessee by building strong partnerships to help support a healthy, drug-free community. We focus on three substances: alcohol, tobacco and prescription drug abuse.