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Indiana State Police-Headquarters - Statewide
Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 :: 11:54 a.m. EDT


Indiana State Police Drug Take Back Results

Fort Wayne, IN - On Saturday, September 29th, the Indiana State Police participated in the fifth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. 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. This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.

The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post with the exception of the Toll Road Post. The Fort Wayne Post collected 700 pounds of medications between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 2,319.5 pounds of unused or expired medications. During the previous Drug Take Back held on April 28, 2012, 1,512.5 pounds were collected at state police posts.

Indiana State Police-Headquarters - Statewide
100 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 317-232-8250

Sergeant Ron Galaviz
Public Information Section

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