ISP hosting Drug Take Back Day on Saturday

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Do you have old, unwanted prescription drugs around your house that need to be disposed of properly?

The Indiana State Police will be collecting those unwanted prescription drugs during Drug Take Back Day at the Putnamville Post from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 27.

In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Prescription Drug Take Back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

People can conveniently and anonymously drop off any unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications, including liquid and pill medications. No syringes will be accepted.

Acceptable items include prescriptions, over-the-counter pills, liquid medication, vitamins and pet medications.

Collection sites include every State Police post except the Toll Road post.

The annual Greencastle City Police Drug Take Back Day was conducted April 20.

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  • Sad that these extra drugs can not be used for the poor who already have a scrip. Another way to make money

    -- Posted by johnn on Thu, Apr 25, 2019, at 9:44 PM
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    Its a liability issue, not a money thing.

    If I turn in an unused Rx drug, and they give it to you (b/c you have a Rx for the same drug), and then for some reason you have a medical episode and die or become incapacitated in some fashion - your family will sue the police and me.

    The police departments make no money off of these drug destroys ("take back" is bad nomenclature, it implies they were once the property of the police), unless they get federal grant money for the man-hours and destruction.

    It is much better to get rid of unwanted Rx's this way than to simply flush them down the toilet. B/c those drugs make their way into the local water supply.

    I just wish there was a way to make it all the time (such as via a drop box) instead of once or twice a year.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Fri, Apr 26, 2019, at 9:22 AM
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