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Trade in Unwanted Prescriptions for a Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is teaming up with the Pigeon Forge Police Department to give away these items in exchange for any unwanted prescription medications. The Drug take-back event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Krispy Kreme location in Pigeon Forge, 4074 Parkway.

Anyone who bring by medications will get a free coupon for either a cup of coffee or an original glazed doughnut. The medications must be in pill or patch form, liquids, needles and any form of sharps are not accepted. All items will be accepted anonymously and with no questions asked.

This drug take-back event is in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA said that Americans turned in 912,000 pounds of prescription drugs last fall at more than 5,300 sites across the U.S. Over the course of 14 events, the DEA said Americans have turned in more than 9 million pounds of pills.

Medications left sitting in homes unused are more susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse, according to the DEA. Abuse of these drugs lead to high numbers of accidental poisonings and overdoses. The DEA said many Americans used to flush medications down the toilet, but that's not advised because it can cause potential safety and health hazards.

Anyone with questions about the event can visit or call the PFPD at 865-453-9063.

If you don't live in Sevier County or plan to travel there tomorrow, several other counties are participating in drug take-back day as well — but there's no Krispy Kreme donut or coffee included.

In Anderson County, visit the following locations:

-Clinton Police Department, 125 W Broad St, Clinton, TN 37716 - Oak Ridge Police Department, 200 S Tulane Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830 - Rocky Top Police Department, 104 Lawson St, Rocky Top, TN 37769

Anyone with questions about the Anderson event can visit or call 865-457-3007.

In Knox County, visit Kroger at 9225 Kingston Pike between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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