Michigan State Police Drug Take-Back Day yields over 500 pounds of prescription drugs

The Michigan State Police collected 586.66 pounds of prescription drugs last Saturday at posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other local law enforcement agencies for the event to provide a safe, convenient and responsible venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Prescription drugs collected by U.P. posts:

Gladstone – 2 lbs
Iron Mountain – 29.5 lbs
Negaunee – 2.25 lbs
Sault Ste. Marie – 35 lbs
St. Ignace – 1.3 lbs
Wakefield – 2 lbs

All 29 MSP posts participated in the one-day effort by serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. The service was free and anonymous with no questions asked.