05/02/13 The Indiana State Police participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) sixth Drug Take Back Event which resulted in Hoosiers across Indiana dropping off unwanted prescription drugs..
The first DEA Drug Take Back Event took place in September of 2010 and resulted in 2.4 tons of drugs being dropped off for disposal. The results are in for the most recent Drug Take Back event from this past Saturday, April 27, 2013 and resulted in 11.5 tons of drugs being dropped off. Indiana State Police drop off locations contributed 1,875.5 pounds to the state wide total.
The Indiana State Police has partnered with the DEA in each Drug Take Back event. This popular public service event helps reduce the improper disposal of unwanted prescription drugs by providing an alternative to flushing down the toilet, placement in regular trash or leaving them in the home and susceptible to unintended or illegal use.