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.