Evansville - On Saturday, September 29th, the Indiana State Police participated in the Fifth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the (DEA) Drug Enforcement Administration. 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.) Troopers at the Evansville Post collected 136 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs.
Statewide the Indiana State Police collected 2,319.5 pounds of unused or expired medication. During the previous Drug Take Back held on April 28th, 1,512 pounds of medications were collected at State Police Posts throughout the state
SOURCE: Indiana State Police