Latest Drug “Take-Back” Effort Nets Huge Haul

Indianapolis (Local Sources) – Indiana State Police participated in the twelfth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.) The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

Collection sites were set up nationwide this past weekend for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be turned in for destruction. This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.

The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at most Post locations around the state.

The Jasper Post collected The Indianapolis post collected 344 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; second only to the 450 pounds collected by the Fort Wayne Post (#22).

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,470 pounds of unused or expired medication.

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