The Indiana State Police is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in a drug take back event.
You are encouraged to take your unwanted, expired and unused prescription medication to any Indiana State Police Post (except for the Toll Road Post in Bristol, IN) for proper disposal. There will be a designated receptacle for you to drop off your medication and no questions will be asked.
This initiative is an attempt to deter prescription drug abuse and overdoses. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained by family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Flushing medicines down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose a serious safety and health hazard.
Take medications to any Indiana State Police Post this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. local time. No needles or sharp objects will be collected.
In Starke County, you can always take your unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication to the Knox City Police Department and dispose of it in a secured receptacle. You may also drop off those medications at the Starke County Sheriff’s Department.