Officers from the Starke County Sheriff’s Office and officials with the Drug and Tobacco Free Starke County organization took in several pounds of unwanted, unused or expired medication as part of the recent Drug Take Back Event.
About 18.5 pounds of medications were collected in the annual event which sponsored by the DEA. The goal is to help prevent pill abuse and theft.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department will continue to collect medications in its secure drop box in the lobby of the Pulaski County Justice Center. Sheriff Jeff Richwine said previously that several hundred pounds of medications are collected every few months.