Drug Take Back Day nets nearly 700 pounds

LANSING.  The Michigan State Police (MSP) today announced that 693.7

pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the

state on the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held

Sat., April 28.

The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and

other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take

Back Day to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and

unused prescription drugs.

All 29 MSP posts participated in the one-day ‘Take Back’ effort by

serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and

unwanted medications for destruction.

Prescription drugs collected by posts in Upper Michigan:

Calumet – 18 lbs

Gladstone – 14 lbs

Iron Mountain – 20 lbs

Negaunee – 32 lbs

Sault Ste. Marie – 50 lbs

St. Ignace – 71 lbs

Wakefield – 3 lbs