Indiana State Police partners with DEA for Drug Take Back Day

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ind. – The Indiana State Police are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration once again for the 21st nationwide Drug Take Back Day.

On Oct. 23, unwanted medication can be dropped off at the Indiana State Police Bremen Post from 10 am to 2 pm. The Indiana State Police Bremen Post is located at 1425 Miami Trail.

All Indiana State Police Posts, except the Toll Road Post, are taking medication for Drug Take Back Day.

Troopers and the DEA will dispose of pill and liquid medication without threat to the environment. Flushing medications down the toilet or throwing them in the trash both can pose as a safety and health hazard.

In addition, vaping devices without batteries and vaping cartridges will be taken. However, needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal.

This is a free and anonymous event, no questions asked.

The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of medication. Unused or unwanted medications are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse or abuse.

Rates of drug abuse, accidental poisonings or overdoses are high, according to troopers.

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