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November 18, 2017

Grainger County Sheriff’s Department Detective Marvin Braden and Sheriff James Harville participated in the Drug Take Back that was held Saturday, October 28. Braden and Harville were at Okie’s II Pharmacy in Blaine. A Drug Take Back was also held at Bean Station Town Hall. 

Photo by Robert Turner 

Grainger County residents help fight prescription drug use/abuse 

Heather Dawes
Grainger Today Reporter  

BEAN STATION– Bean Station Town Hall and Okie’s II Pharmacy in Blaine were both drop off/take-back destinations for a drug take-back event that took place Saturday, October 28.   

According to the “Count It, Lock It, Drop It” team, the number of people who are aware of the safety precautions of medication disposal has increased from the previous year, as has the number of people who reported taking their medications to a drop box/take-back event. 

It has officially been a year since C.L.D. took its program statewide, thanks to a grant from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation. “It’s been a great year of growth and increased awareness of the program,” said the team. There are two permanent boxes in Grainger County.  

They are located at the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department, 270 Justice Center Drive, Rutledge and at the Bean Station Police Department, 758 Main Street, Bean Station.  




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