Tons of meds dropped off at Drug Take Back event

Photo shows Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil participating in a prescription drug take back program at the Bloomington, Ind. post. (Photo Provided/ISP)
Photo shows Indiana State Police Sgt. Curt Durnil participating in a prescription drug take back program at the Bloomington, Ind. post. (Photo Provided/ISP)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The Indiana State Police announced the results of Saturday’s Drug Take Back Event, where Hoosiers across the state dropped off unwanted prescription drugs.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth Drug Take Back Event, held Saturday, April 26, resulted in 12 tons of drugs being dropped off. According to the DEA, the first event in September of 2010 resulted in 2.4 tons of drugs being collected for disposal.

ISP said their locations contributed 1,752 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs to the statewide total of 12 tons. Officials said the nationwide totals will be available next week.

Drug Take Back is a public service event that helps reduce the improper disposal of unwanted prescription drugs by providing an alternative means of getting rid of old medicine.

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