1500 Pounds of Medications Collected During Take Back Initiative

The Indiana State Police and the Starke County Sheriff’s Department recently participated in a drug take back initiative, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Statewide, police collected more than 1500 pounds of unused or expired medications. The DEA collected 21 pounds of prescription medication from the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bremen Post collected 150 pounds of medication.

Collection sites were set up nationwide for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that could be turned in for destruction. This initiative was designed to deter prescription drug abuse and theft.