Residents Reminded Of Permanent Locations To Drop Off Old Medications

Monday, May 1, 2017
Sheriff deputy carries a 25 pound bag to be hauled off for proper disposal
Sheriff deputy carries a 25 pound bag to be hauled off for proper disposal

Residents who may have missed the National Drug Take Back Saturday are reminded that several local law enforcement agencies accept medications throughout the year. 

The permanent drop boxes at area law enforcement agencies offer the convenience throughout the year of being able to safely and conveniently dispose of unwanted, unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs (for both pets and people) and avoid misuse or unintentional harm to families, pets and the environment, said officials. 

“We thank residents who took advantage of the Drug Take Back this Saturday to properly dispose of old medications," said Valoria Armstrong, president of Tennessee American Water.  "If you missed it or find yourself later in the year with medications you do not want to keep in your home, the permanent lock boxes at various law enforcement sites is another way to safely dispose of these." 

“Properly disposing of medication reduces the chance of teenage experimentation and overdose," said Camilla Bibbs, executive director of the Hamilton County Coalition.  "It’s also important to count your medication and keep it locked up to raise awareness of opioid abuse and medicine safety." 

Local law enforcement sites with permanent lock boxes: 

Chattanooga Police Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
3204 Amnicola Hwy. 

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
6233 Dayton Blvd., West Sector
8395 Hickory Valley Road, East Sector 

Red Bank Police Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
117 Dayton Blvd. 

East Ridge Police Department, 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
4214 Ringgold Road 

Signal Mountain Police Department, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
1111 Ridgeway Dr. 

Whitwell City Hall, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Time Zone
13671 Highway 28 

Bradley County Sheriff’s Office – 2290 Blythe 

Cleveland Police Department – 100 Church St. NE 

Soddy Daisy Police Department, City Hall, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
9835 Dayton Pike Soddy Daisy TN 37379

Residents can leave medications in a container, mark out any private info on bottles if they want or put medications in a bag
Residents can leave medications in a container, mark out any private info on bottles if they want or put medications in a bag

Massage Heights Announces Formation Of Therapist Ambassador Panel

Massage Heights announced Wednesday the formation of its Therapist Ambassador Panel, a group of massage and skin therapists nominated from Massage Heights locations nationwide, including Amber Shara from Chattanooga. Created to promote open dialogue and collaboration amongst therapists, the Therapist Ambassador Panel aims both to elevate the lives of Massage Heights’ therapists ... (click for more)

Breathe. Easy. Mobile Lung CT Coach To Visit Hamilton County

CHI Memorial’s mobile lung CT coach will provide computerized tomography screenings in Hamilton County at Hamilton Family YMCA on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and at CHI Memorial Community Health on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m.-noon.   "Lung cancer screening is a test to look for signs of lung cancer in otherwise healthy people. The low-dose CT scan shows a 3-D ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy High ROTC Instructor Denies He Had Gun In Road Rage Incident, But Judge Sends Case To Grand Jury

A Soddy Daisy ROTC instructor has denied having a gun in a road rage incident with a 17-year-old girl at Northgate Mall, but General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes bound the case to the Grand Jury. The judge said,"It's a very close issue. It's he said, she said. I don't think it's going to get out of the Grand Jury, but I am going to find there is probable cause." The girl ... (click for more)

Federal Judge In Nashville Tells State To Halt Suspension Of Drivers Licenses Of Those Who Cannot Pay

 A Nashville federal judge has directed that the state halt suspension of the drivers licenses of people who cannot afford to pay fines and court costs. The ruling was from District Judge Aleta Trauger. Officials of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security said, "The department has received the order.  It will stop suspensions of licenses, as the Court requires, ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)