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Indiana State Police Prescription Drug Take Back Results
Updated October 26, 2016 7:20 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - On Saturday, October 22, the Indiana State Police participated in the twelfth 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 48 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

A new partnership with the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force site was also set up inside the public entrance of the Indiana Government Center North on Friday, October, 21st between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. This location collected 200 pounds of unwanted drugs.

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,470 pounds of unused or expired medication. Below is a list of each post's results for Friday and Saturday.

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