For The Vista
The Cumberland County Sheriff Department and the Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complexes at Crossville and Fairfield Glade are cooperating again this year to collect out-of-date prescriptions, unneeded over-the-counter medications, vitamins and other pharmaceutical products for safe disposal.
“Last year we collected a total of 531 pounds of unused drugs from Crossville and Fairfield Glade residents, keeping a huge supply of trouble out of the hands of drug-addicted individuals. This also prevented burglaries where drugs for criminal resale were the object,” said Casey Cox, chief investigator for the Cumberland County Sheriff Department
The second year for this event will again feature a drive-up process in front of the Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24.
A similar drive-up, drop-off will be from 2 to 5 p.m. in front of the Wellness Complex at Crossville.
The Front Desk personnel at the Fairfield and Crossville Complexes cannot accept drugs. Only an authorized law enforcement officer can take possession of them.
The Fairfield Glade Wellness Complex at 130 Stonehenge Drive, currently has a large new construction zone, so it is important to follow signs to the drop-off location. Look for a Sheriff’s police vehicle parked nearby.
The Crossville Wellness Complex’s drop-off will be in front of the facility at 130 Woodmere Mall on Highway 127.
Chief Investigator Cox said, “We are concentrating on out-of-date and unneeded prescription drugs because they are the most widely abused nationwide and Tennessee ranks 2nd on the list in the United States.”