The Drug Enforcement Agency is sponsoring the fourth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative on Saturday, April 28th. The Indiana State Police is partnering with the DEA in this event and expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions can be disposed of at any Indiana State Police post on the 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. local time.
The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription abuse and theft. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. New or used needles will not be accepted. This program is for liquid and pill medications.
Indiana State Police Captain, Dave Bursten, talks about the past success of this program.
“This is a great partnership between the DEA, Indiana State Police and police agencies across the nation,” said Captain Bursten. “Just look at the numbers: last year’s event recovered over 377,000 pounds of unwanted, or expired medications from across the nation. When we look at Indiana’s results, the State Police collection locations accounted for 1,494 pounds and when you include all of Indiana’s agencies that participated, we safely disposed of 8,096 pounds of drugs.”