On Saturday, April 28, the Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the fourth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative.
The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. However, locations will not accept new or used needles. This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.
The Drug Take Back events have proven to be a popular and safe method for the public to legally and safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired. Citizens wishing to participate in this program may drop off their prescription drugs for disposal at any Indiana State Police Post throughout the state (except the Toll Road Post).
Locally, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department in downtown Warsaw and the ISP Bremen Post, located at the intersection of US 6 and Miami Trail in Marshall County, will be accepting items between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Prescription drugs that are expired and/or no longer used should be turned in in their original containers or in sealed plastic baggies. All items are incinerated after the collection.
To locate the state police post closest to your home or business, click this link.