Indiana State Police Partner With DEA For Bi-Annual Drug Take-Back Day

INDIANA – This weekend, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) offers citizens a chance to get rid of pills, cough syrup, and other unwanted medications that have been piling up around their homes. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, October 26, 2019.  This event is one of the few days of the year where citizens can drop off expired or unused prescription medications without having to wonder whether they will be accepted. This program WILL NOT ACCEPT NEW OR USED NEEDLES. The collection is intended for liquid and pill medications only.

Citizens wishing to participate in this program may drop off their prescription drugs for disposal at any Indiana State Police Post throughout the state (except the Toll Road). This includes the Putnamville Post on Saturday, October 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 1927 West US 40 Greencastle, IN 46135.

It is unsafe to keep expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs in your house. Flushing drugs down the sink or toilet is potentially very harmful to water treatment facilities. This is an opportunity to properly dispose of prescription drugs with no questions asked.

To locate the state police post closest to your home or business, click this link: http://www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm To find other locations participating in the Drug Take Back initiative this Saturday, use this link to the DEA: https://takebackday.dea.gov