State Police Partners with DEA in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26

Contact: Ms. Tiffany Brown, MSP Public Affairs Section 517-241-0970
Agency: State Police

LANSING. The Michigan State Police (MSP) will partner 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.

MSP’s 29 posts will participate in the one-day ‘Take-Back’ effort between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, by serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will be accepted. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

“Our 29 post across the state will serve as drop-off points allowing citizens a safe and confidential way to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “The Michigan State Police is pleased to yet again partner with the DEA to prevent pill abuse and theft by helping residents rid their homes of potentially dangerous prescription drugs.”

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

MSP collection sites can be found on the attached document. Additional collection sites across the state can be found by going to


Location & Phone Number


Alpena Post


3283 W. Washington Ave.

Alpena, MI 49707


Alcona County, Alpena County, Montmorency County, Oscoda County,

Presque Isle County

Brighton Post


4337 Buno Road

Brighton, MI 48114


Livingston County, Washtenaw County

Cadillac Post


7711 S. U.S. 131

Cadillac, MI 49601


Benzie county, Grand Traverse County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Wexford County

Calumet Post


55195 N. U.S. Highway 41

Calumet, MI 49913


Baraga County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County

Caro Post


1485 Cleaver Road

Caro, MI 48723


Huron County, Sanilac County, Tuscola County


Coldwater Post


186 E. State St.

Coldwater, MI 49036


Branch County, Calhoun County, St. Joseph County

Flint Post


G-4481 Corunna Road

Flint, MI 48532


Genesee County, Shiawassee County

Gaylord Post


563 S. Otsego

Gaylord, MI 49735


Antrim County, Charlevoix County, Cheboygan County, Emmet County, Otsego County

Gladstone Post


922 Lake Shore Drive

Gladstone, MI 49837


Delta County, Menominee County

Hart Post


3793 W. Polk Road

Hart, MI 49420

Phone: 231-873-2171

Lake County, Mason County, Newaygo County, Oceana County

Houghton Lake Post


9011 W. Lake City Road

Houghton Lake, MI 48629


Crawford County, Kalkaska County, Missaukee County, Roscommon County

Iron Mountain Post


1916 N. Stephenson

Iron Mountain, MI 49801


Dickinson County, Iron County

Jackson Post


3401 Cooper St.

Jackson, MI 49201


Hillsdale County, Jackson County

Lakeview Post


10300 Howard City-Edmore Road

Lakeview, MI 48850


Gratiot County, Ionia County, Montcalm County

Lansing Post


7119 N. Canal Road

Lansing, MI 48913


Clinton County, Eaton County, Ingham County

Lapeer Post


975 S. Main St.

Lapeer, MI 48446


Lapeer County, St. Clair County

Metro Post


14350 W. 10 Mile Road

Oak Park, MI 48237


Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County

Monroe Post


300 Jones Ave.

Monroe, MI 48161


Lenawee County, Monroe County

Mount Pleasant Post


3580 S. Isabella Road

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858


Clare County, Isabella County, Mecosta County, Osceola County

Negaunee Post


180 U.S. 41 East

Negaunee, MI 49886


Alger County, Marquette County

Niles Post


1600 Silverbrook Ave.

Niles, MI 49120


Berrien County, Cass County

Paw Paw Post


43255 60th Ave.

Paw Paw, MI 49079


Kalamazoo County, Van Buren County

Rockford Post


345 Northland Drive, Northeast

Rockford, MI 49341


Kent County, Muskegon County, Ottawa County

Sault Ste. Marie Post


3900 I-75 BR

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


Chippewa County, Luce County


N430 I-75


Mackinac County, Schoolcraft County

Tri-City Post


2402 Salzburg Road

Freeland, MI 48623


Bay County, Midland County, Saginaw County

Wakefield Post


100 Sunday Lake St.

Wakefield, MI 49968


Gogebic County, Ontonagon County

Wayland Post


544 N. Main St.

Wayland, MI 49348


Allegan County, Barry County

West Branch Post


496 E. Houghton

West Branch, MI 48661


Arenac County, Gladwin County, Iosco County, Ogemaw County