drug+take-backOn Saturday, April 28th, the Indiana State Police participated in the 15th 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.

The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post. The Indianapolis post collected 150 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,752 pounds of unused or expired medication.

The Bremen Post, District 24 didn’t have much of a turnout. They only collected 2 pounds of unused or expired medication, the lowest amount of all 13 Districts.  The Peru Post collected 50 pounds.