Updated 10/18/2017

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, the public will have an opportunity to dispose of unused or unwanted medications by going by Fred's Pharmacy on West College Street.

The Giles County Sheriff's Department is participating in the fall Drug Take Back event and a display will be set up at Fred's Pharmacy where the medications will be collected. Sheriff Kyle Helton said the event provides an opportunity for Giles Countians to help prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family members and friends, often taken from the home medicine cabinet.

With the communities support, he added, Sheriff Helton said more than 2,000 pounds of prescription medications have been disposed of from this county alone.

If you are unable to attend the Drug Take Back event on the 28th, the Sheriff’s office has a pill take back container in the lobby that is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Just bring your unwanted medication and drop it in the container in the lobby at 200 Thomas Gatlin Drive.