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JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -

Have you tried do some spring cleaning this year? Well, this weekend police departments around the Tri-Cities are giving you the chance to clean out your medicine cabinet and they'll dispose of the prescriptions in a safe way.

This will be the fourth year police departments, such as , Johnson City, have participated in the Drug-Take-Back event.

Police tell News Channel 11 that locals hand in hundreds of pounds of unwanted and or unused drugs every time they hold the event. They've seen residents so eager to help across the sate that the Tennessee Department of Environmental and Conservation announced they are giving 14 agencies, including Johnson City Police Department, a new and bigger bin.

"The response to the drug, to the box we have here in the lobby has been overwhelming and the box we have, we thought would be big enough, but it unfortunately or fortunately no matter how you look at it wasn't big enough," said Sgt. Van Mominee.

Police are asking you to come out this weekend, because not only will they dispose of the drugs in an environmentally safe way, but it gets drugs out of the wrong hands.

Sullivan and Carter Counties will receive a new bin as well.

Here is a link to all the drop off locations in our area: http://buff.ly/11F5ukb

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