GPD, ISP to host Drug Take Back events Satuday

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

This Saturday, April 30, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 22nd nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative. Putnam County residents will have two locations at which they can dispose of such items.

This initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

Collection sites will be set up across Indiana and nationwide for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment. This program is for liquid and pill medications. Vaping pens without batteries and vaping cartridges will also be taken. Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal.

Here in Putnam County, residents who would like to dispose of their prescription medication may visit either the Greencastle Police Department at Greencastle Middle School or the Indiana State Police Post on U.S. 40, across the road from Putnamville Correctional Facility.

Both drop-off sites will be accepting medications from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Unused or expired medication in home cabinets is highly susceptible to theft, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines — flushing them down the toiler or throwing them in the trash — pose both safety and health hazards.

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    Drug Disposal Event. Yes.

    Drug Take Back. No.

    In order for them to be taken "back", they would have to have been in the possession of the government agency (police/DEA) at some point prior.

    Same for gun "buy back"s...ugh! LOL


    Why say anything?

    B/c this is how they condition you to believe in the supremacy of the state... All things originate from and belong to the State.

    * This is a rabbit hole.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Apr 27, 2022, at 7:53 PM
  • Conspiracy theory- the republican party is being infiltrated by vampires trying to pass as human. Sinister vampires, not friendly ones like in Twilight. What is their goal?

    -- Posted by Raker on Wed, Apr 27, 2022, at 9:05 PM
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    Whether Democrat or Republican, it's the same team... and it ain't Team America.

    And we already know you are a true believer, Raker.

    But thanks for testifying. :)

    I wonder if you could ever step back and look at how cultish it all is...

    The programmed responses. Mockery as a defense mechanism. Devotion to the State. 2+2=5. The fear and anxiety.

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Wed, Apr 27, 2022, at 10:55 PM
  • If you give in to nihilism, the vamps win

    -- Posted by Raker on Wed, Apr 27, 2022, at 11:25 PM
  • The programmed responses. Mockery as a defense mechanism. The fear and anxiety.

    Sounds like you have been watching too much of Tucker Carlson lately. Remember when Jan 6th was a false flag event staged by Antifa?

    -- Posted by Koios on Thu, Apr 28, 2022, at 6:17 AM
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    I don't have cable, rarely watch TV (never news), and can't stand Fox.

    Big Media is Big Media, and Fox is no better than CNN or MSNBC or any of the others. Look thru it and see it all for what it is... propaganda, cheerleading, and mudslinging in a pretty media package.

    As for January 6 - Seeing as how there were Federal assets in the crowd; people that have been connected to Antifa were there; the cops held the doors open, and the Democrats are having a field day with their show trials... it could still be. I don't know. I don't really care.

    The only thing that bothers me about January 6th is the poor treatment of the people incarcerated. But that's what Statists do...

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Thu, Apr 28, 2022, at 6:50 PM
  • DPR,

    You caused some amazing responses. They are very telling.

    -- Posted by beg on Thu, Apr 28, 2022, at 10:09 PM
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    "Whether Democrat or Republican, it's the same team... and it ain't Team America."

    Case in Point: Legislation, titled the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act, passed the House in a 417-10 vote.

    There were three non-votes, all Republicans.

    Mr. Baird, our poor choice of a representative, voted in favor of the legislation.

    Mr. Baird - please tell the readers of the BG why you voted in favor of this legislation.

    FYI - the US has a total security assistance bill for helping Ukraine of about $1.7 BILLION since Russia invaded on Feb. 24 while the US debt is over $30 TRILLION. Add to this the other $33 BILLION that Joe Biden still wants to give to Ukraine.

    This legislation that Mr. Baird supports will only increase the likelihood of our further involvement, and is quite literally "poking the bear".

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Thu, Apr 28, 2022, at 11:31 PM
  • So SSLCL folk, do you support Rep Baird supporting Theranos Joe and other like minded folk?

    -- Posted by beg on Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 12:40 AM
  • beg, no one is going to engage with you on any sort of serious level because you say dumb stuff like the above all the time. That SCLLC BS is silly. Then you whine about how no one wants to engage with you.

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 12:20 PM
  • BJ,

    Do you support Rep Baird voting in favor of this legislation and supporting Theranos Joe. Simple question. And why?

    -- Posted by beg on Fri, Apr 29, 2022, at 2:01 PM
  • “The only thing that bothers me about January 6th is the poor treatment of the people incarcerated.”

    You are not even concerned about destruction of public property? Battery on Capital Police? The attempted overthrow of an elected government?

    That may just say all we need to hear.

    -- Posted by Koios on Sat, Apr 30, 2022, at 9:38 PM
  • Koios,

    When there are riots in cities, are you concerned about the destruction of public property? Private property? Are you against such activity? Attacks on Police? Attacks on police HQ's?

    -- Posted by beg on Sun, May 1, 2022, at 11:34 PM
  • Beg, my answer is yes to all of your above questions.

    -- Posted by Koios on Mon, May 2, 2022, at 6:04 AM
  • It's too bad there aren't more Democratic party candidates, but almost two-thirds of the county voted for Trump, so who can blame them? It's pretty normal for rural counties to vote for Republicans, but here's to hoping Putnam will become more blue over time. What's exciting is what's being projected to happen in the next few years...

    According to a very interesting study by the Center for American Progress called "The Coming Generational Transformation", future voting trends are not looking good at all for Republicans at the presidential and statewide level.

    In their report, they compared presidential voting data by generation groups, then projected how those trends will affect presidential elections through 2036 in four different scenarios. The results? Even in the most conservative projection, which assumes that voters will become more and more conservative as they get older, the Democratic party support steadily keeps growing!

    But in reality, it turns out that the old saying about the youth becoming more conservative as they age is more wishful thinking than fact, and there is actually no significant changes in voter preference over time, according to several studies. So, in the scenario where voters maintain their current voting preferences through 2036, Dems will gain about 12% more of the popular vote over the already impressive margins they made in 2020.

    I'm probably stating the obvious, but this is projected to happen because, frankly, old conservatives are dying, while younger generations are alot more liberal. As the silent generation disappears and baby boomers' numbers keep dwindling, their majority is replaced by gen X, millenials and gen Z. By 2036, the silent gen will only be 2% of voters and boomers only 20%, while millenials and gen z will make up more than half of total US voters, and if the voting trends remain consistent (as studies have stated they will) they will be voting 65-70% for Democrats.

    In 2020, gen Z voted 65% for Biden, versus the silent generation 41% and boomers 51%. Gen Z also had over 50% voter turnout. The turnout is what's important, and conservatives know it.

    This means that in about 10-15 years or so, there's a good chance Indiana will be a blue state! And (thanks to liberals), we can REALLY Make America Great Again!

    That's only if we can keep the Republicans from turning us into a corrupt authoritarian failure of a democracy... No doubt GOP leaders are already aware of these projections, that's why so many of them have completely lost their minds. Just look at, for one example, CPAC and Tucker Carlson how they worship Hungary and Viktor Orban, one of the most authoritarian governments in the world, that's being widely recognized as a fascist state. What Hungary is doing is what conservatives wish they could do here. They probably see it as their last-ditch hope to stop the inevitable, by any means necessary.

    Here's two good episodes (of many) I heard recently discussing some of what republicans are up to

    I hope Dems will show up to vote in this primary for the Republicans who are least likely to bring crazy right-wing politics into our government. Democrats, please stay vigilant and keep protecting us from these hate-filled power-hungry con-servatives! Thanks for reading

    -- Posted by Raker on Mon, May 2, 2022, at 2:35 PM
  • Raker,

    Can I assume you want protected from hate-filled power hungry CLLSS?

    -- Posted by beg on Mon, May 2, 2022, at 5:19 PM
  • What does CLLSS mean? Something, something, something Sassy Sallys?

    -- Posted by BJCP96 on Mon, May 2, 2022, at 7:36 PM
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