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Clarksville Police to participate in National Prescription Take Back Day, April 27th

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at Sam’s Club, 3315 Guthrie Highway, Clarksville, Tennessee, the Clarksville Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will offer the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills or patches for disposal to Sam’s Club (sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps.); the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Houston County Woman Charged 2nd Time with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

TennCareNashville, TN – A Houston County woman is charged for a second time with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Chrystal H. Hastings, 44, of Erin, TN. Hastings is charged with four counts of TennCare fraud for presenting forged prescriptions for the painkiller Oxycodone, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to pay for the forgeries.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to hold Drug Take Back Day at Fred’s Pharmacy, Saturday

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Fred’s Pharmacy are partnering for The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Which is dangerous and can lead to tragedy. We encourage citizens to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in old and used prescription drugs so they can be disposed of safely.

Agents from the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force will be at Fred’s Pharmacy at 390 Hwy 149 from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 28th, to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing old and unused prescription drugs.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their Drug Take Back event this Saturday.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their Drug Take Back event this Saturday.

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Clarksville Police report Tyler Pettie charged with Vehicular Homicide

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, June 8th, 2017, around 2:30pm, Tyler Pettie, 25, of Clarksville was taken into custody by Clarksville Police and booked into the Montgomery County Jail after being indicted by the Montgomery County Grand Jury for Vehicular Homicide, Driving Under the Influence, and Speeding.

The charges stemmed from a crash which occurred on March 17th, 2017 around 5:16pm.

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Eight Month Long Drug Investigation in Clarksville Results in Arrests and Seizures

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that an eight month long investigation into the distribution of large quantities of illegal narcotics yielded numerous arrests and seizures this week, with more arrests and charges expected.

The investigation was a joint effort involving numerous agencies: Clarksville Police Department, 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Kentucky State Police.

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Clarksville Police Department Asks, Are Your Medications Secure?

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Did you know that almost 7% of Tennessee’s 12-17-year-old population has used prescription drugs for non-medical use (Prescription for Success – www.tn.gov/mental).

Keeping your family and our community safe is as simple as securing the medications in your home. Answer the following five statements to find out about the security of your medications.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Clarksville Police Department makes public aware of Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – In the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

Count It, Lock It, Drop It — Are Your Meds Secure?

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Clarksville Police Department to hold Prescription Medication Presentation Friday, December 16th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 7:00am, Clarksville Police Department Captain Craig Gipson will give a presentation on the serious problems associated with Prescription Medications at the CPD Headquarters on 135 Commerce Street.

The Foundation for a Drug-free World wrote, “Many people think prescription drugs are safe because they were prescribed by a doctor.”

Prescription Medication Presentation to be held at the Clarksville Police Department Headquarters Friday.

Prescription Medication Presentation to be held at the Clarksville Police Department Headquarters Friday.

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Tennessee Department of Health encourages Tennesseans to Help Prevent Overuse of Antibiotics

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine, and chances are you and your family members have taken them multiple times.These vital drugs help fight life-threatening bacterial  diseases and are generally safe when appropriately prescribed.

But overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill thousands of Americans every year.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

Overuse and misuse of antibiotics can reduce their benefit and contribute to the rise of drug-resistant bacteria.

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Tennessee Increases Anti-Drug Coalitions To Prevent Substance Abuse

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – In counties and communities across Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances such as prescription drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

These local efforts, funded by the State of Tennessee since 2008, help get the word out about the dangers and consequences of substance use.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

Tennessee, anti-drug coalitions are working to reduce dependence on harmful and potentially lethal substances.

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