Smith County resident, James Adam Allmon, was recently featured in a commercial promoting the Count It! Drop It! Lock It! initiative.
Allmon has been sober for two years and 22 days. He has also been featured in an article in the Tennessean. Click here to see the article. Allmon has partnered with the Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition to help spread awareness about the devastation addiction can cause.
Smith County is one of 33 counties Tennessee counties that participate in the Count It! Drop It! Lock It! program. The Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition partners with Count It! Drop It! Lock It! and hosts drug take back events in Smith County each year.
Count It! Drop It! Lock It!™ is a comprehensive community program for prescription drug abuse prevention that began in Coffee County, Tenn. The mission launched when co-founders Kristina Clark, grant writer and sustainability consultant, and Christina Merino, executive director of the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition, were tasked with tackling the county’s drug overdose epidemic.
Smith County has two convenient drug drop boxes. These locations are available, 24/7, to discard unused, unwanted medications. Anyone can drop off prescription, over-the-counter, or veterinarian medicines at the Smith County Sheriff Department or at the Carthage Police Department.