Indianapolis – On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Indiana State Police participated in the thirteenth 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 88 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,245 pounds of unused or expired medication.