DEA Drug Take Back Event Set for Today


Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and officials with the Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County organization will be participating in the DEA’s drug take back event today (Saturday, April 28).

Unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications can be dropped off in a secure, green medicine drop box in the lobby at the Starke County Justice Center at 5435 E. State Road 8 in Knox from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT today. No questions will be asked.

A similar drop box is available in the lobby of the Pulaski County Justice Center. Sheriff Jeff Richwine said the box is there all of the time for anyone wanting to dispose of unwanted prescription medication. He added that about 100 pounds of prescription medications are collected every two months.

It is recommended to dispose of any unused medication properly. One safe method is to take it to a drug take back event like the one today where the medications can be incinerated by officials in a protected environment.