Indiana State Police Drug Take Back Results

Indiana State Police Drug Take Back Results

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 the Indiana State Police participated in the thirteenth 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 88 pounds of medications between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 1,245 pounds of unused or expired medication. Below is a list of each locations results for Friday and Saturday.

   District:                    Pounds

Lowell 13                              18                         

Bloomington 33                      140                                                     

Pendleton 51                          35

Lafayette 14                           120

Jasper 34                               322                                                 

Indianapolis 52                       18

Peru 16                                   60

Evansville 35                           50                                                                   

Putnamville 53                           0

Fort Wayne 22                         250

Versailles 42                             60                                                

Bremen 24                                 12

Sellersburg 45                            90                                                             

     Total:           1,245 pounds