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Drug Take Back Results

On Saturday, September 29th, the Indiana State Police participated in the fifth nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Collection sites were set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs to be turned in for destruction. 

The Indiana State Police set up collections sites at every post and the Fort Wayne Post collected 700 pounds of medications between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

Statewide the Indiana State Police collected a total of 2,319.5 pounds of unused or expired medications.  During the previous Drug Take Back held on April 28, 2012, 1,512.5 pounds were collected at state police posts.  

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