On Saturday, Sept. 29, the fifth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, was supported by Indiana State Police and other local agencies, including the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
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 Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department collected four boxes of prescription drugs totaling 132 pounds.
The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post with the exception of the Toll Road Post. The Bremen Post collected 104 pounds of medications.
Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 2,319.5 pounds of unused or expired medications. During the previous drug “Take Back” held just five months earlier, 1,512.5 pounds were collected at state police posts.