‘Drug Take Back Day’ yields nearly 2,000 pounds of medication

STATEWIDE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the Indiana State Police participated in the 15th 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 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 every post (except the Toll Road.)  The Indianapolis post collected 150 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,752 pounds of unused or expired medication. Below is a list of each locations results for Saturday.

District           Drugs in Pounds           District               Drugs in Pounds             

D-13                        5                             D-33                           240                             D-51                        14

D-14                       40                             D-34                           393                            D-52                       150

D-16                        50                            D-35                           148                            D-53                        25

D-22                      200                            D-42                            85                          D-24                        2                              D-45                           400                            

Total           1,752 pounds