INDIANA (WTHI) - UPDATE: Indiana State Police recovered 2,319.5 pounds state-wide of unused prescription medication as a result of their Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
The Indiana State Police Putnam County Post picked up 45 pounds of unused, possibly dangerous drugs.
The state-wide is 408.5 more pounds than the Oct. 29, 2011 Drug Take Back Event, which pulled in 1,839 pounds.
On Saturday, September 29, 2012 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the fifth nationwide "Prescription Drug Take Back" initiative.
The "Take Back" initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of for destruction.
This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked. The only restriction is we will not accept new or used needles. This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.
The Drug Take Back events have proven to be a popular and safe method for the public to legally and safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired.
Citizens wishing to participate in this program may drop off their prescription drugs for disposal at any Indiana State Police Post throughout the state (except the Toll Road) which includes both the Evansville and Jasper Posts on Saturday, September 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
(In Dubois County there will be two additional sites one at the Birdseye Fire Station and one at the Huntingburg Fire Station; these two sites will be open from 10 a.m. to noon).
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