Indiana State Police Partners With DEA in Fifth Drug Take Back Day

The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the fifth nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative in an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. On Saturday, Sept. 29, collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs to be properly disposed of and destroyed. This will be a free and anonymous service with no questions asked and just one restriction: the sites will not accept new or used needles. The program is intended for liquid and pill medications.

Captain David Bursten, commander of the state police public information section, strongly encourages anyone with unwanted prescription medication to participate in the program.

“The Drug Take Back event, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, continues to be very popular with the public,” said Bursten. “I encourage all Hoosiers to check their medicine cabinets and take advantage of this program; it’s an easy way to properly dispose of drugs that are expired or are no longer needed.”

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. The Indiana State Police are pleased to once again partner with the DEA, and as in the past, the drugs may be dropped off at any Indiana State Police Post – except the Toll Road Post – on Saturday, Sept. 29, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.