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DEA to sponsor Prescription Drug Take Back initiative

Friday, September 14, 2012

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will sponsor the fifth national "Prescription Drug Take Back," initiative.

The take back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs to be disposed of for destruction.

The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

The only restriction is that the organization will not accept new or used needles.

The program is intended for liquid and pill medications.

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 has partnered 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, Saturday, Sept. 29, between the hours of 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Indiana State Police Capitol Police Division will also host a drop-off site Sept. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Robert Orr Plaza in Indianapolis.

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