Sheriff Sonny Weatherford receives plaque of appreciation from the ESGR for his support for the Guard and Reserve. The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972, that promotes cooperation between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and assists in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR has served our country, developing and promoting a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families.
The Sumner County Sheriffs Office is pleased to announce it has collected 177 pounds of pills during the DEA Drug Take Back event on 4-28-2012. All Sumner County WalGreen stores took an active part in this year’s event. This is a breakdown of each individual store:
Walgreens Portland…4 pounds
Walgreens Goodlettsville…23 pounds
Walgreens Hendersonville New Shackle…19 pounds
Walgreens Hendersonville Indian Lake…67 pounds
Walgreens Gallatin GreenLea Drive… 49 pounds
Walgreens Gallatin Maple Street…15 pounds
A special thanks to WalGreens, the Sumner County Antidrug Coalition, and the following Deputies:
Reserve Deputy Berry Oshields
Reserve Deputy Randy Nash
Reserve Deputy and Constable Tim Cummins
Reserve Deputy Phillip Harris
Reserve Deputy and Portland Police Office Kurtis McKelvey
Criminal Investigations Division employee Carol Tarlecky
This has been our best year since the start of the program…Sheriff Sonny Weatherford sends his “Thanks” to the community for supporting this worthy cause.
APRIL 2012 is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
The National DEA Prescription Drug Take Back event will be on 4-28-2012 from 1000 to 14000 hours. Please bring all your unused, expired, and unwanted prescription drugs to any area Sumner County WalGreens. After you drop off your unused and unwanted prescriptions, WalGreens will give you a coupon for 15% off your purchases for that day in their stores. Please join WalGreens and the Sheriffs Office for this important event.
If you are unable to make it to your local WalGreens to drop off your medications, don’t fret….. The Sheriffs Office has a 24 hour a day drug drop off kiosk in the administrative offices of the Sheriffs Office.
**Unused and expired prescription medications area public safety issue resulting in accidental poisoning, overdose, and death.
**The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in the United States.
Sheriff Sonny Weatherford is proud to announce that the Sumner County Sheriff's Office's new Med-Return Kiosk Box is now open. This box is a safe way for the residents of Sumner County to dispose of expired or unused medications. Please spread the word and deposit your unwanted medications here and help keep Sumner County a safer place to live. The kiosk is located in the administrative hallway of the Sumner County Sheriffs Office.The kiosk will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The purpose of the kiosk is to provide the public a place to dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired medications.
Here are some interesting facts about unused and expired prescription medications:
*Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue leading to accidental poisoning, overdose, and abuse.
*Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
*The non medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America.
*The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs got them from friends and family, with the home medication cabinet a primary source.
*Unused drugs thrown in the trash in their bottles can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
Sgt. Keith Bean,
Items Accepted: Prescription Medication, Prescription Patches, Prescription Ointments, Over-the-counter medication, Vitamins,Samples, Pet Medications
Items NOT Accepted: Hydrogen Peroxide, Inhalers, Sharp Needles, Ointments/lotions/liquids, Thermometers, Medications from businesses or clinics
DEA NATIONAL TAKE BACK INITIATIVE OCTOBER 29, 2011 FROM 1000-1400 HOURS
1. Walgreens in Portland on Hwy 52 near Hwy 109
2. Walgreens in Goodlettsville on Long Hollow Pike at Caldwell Dr.
3. Walgreens in Hendersonville on new Shackle Island Road
4. Walgreens in Gallatin on us31e at Maple St.
If you have any further questions call 615-442-1846 or visit www.dea.gov for more information concerning this issue and alternate means of disposal.
GRAND OPENING BOB AND CONNIE BARKER ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY
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