On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 the Indiana State Police participated in the 15th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA.) The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.
Collection sites were set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be turned in for destruction. This program is intended for liquid and pill medications.
The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post (except the Toll Road.) The Indianapolis post collected 150 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,752 pounds of unused or expired medication. Below is a list of each locations results for Saturday.
The Scott County Partnership in collaboration with the Scottsburg Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Department collected 241.4 pounds of medications.
Reserve Sheriff Deputy Ben Mills and Scottsburg PD Assistant Chief David Hardin assisted with collecting the unused, expired, and unwanted medications at Scottsburg Walmart.
Sixty people visit the booth.
Scott County turned in enough unwanted medications to fill 12 boxes, or 241.4 pounds.
It is the best turn out and most pounds ever collected during one of these events.
The Scott County Partnership would like to thank everyone who helped make this an amazingly successful event for Scott County.