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Drug drop box coming to jail
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Warren County will soon have a place where residents can dispose of expired prescription drugs.The Tennessee Department of Drug Enforcement is going statewide in all counties and placing a drug drop box to collect expired prescription drugs.The goals of the DEA program are to keep drugs off the street, prevent overdoses and accidental poisonings, and avoid environmental contamination. Items that can be placed in the secure drug drop box include prescriptions, over-the-counter, herbals, and veterinary medications.The collection box weighs about 300 pounds and will be placed in the lobby of the Warren County Jail at 108 Security Circle. Drugs may be dropped off during normal business hours.County Executive John Pelham said, “This obviously is intended for expired prescription drugs – things you’ve got in your home that are legal that are just not any good anymore.