State Police Collects More Than 500 Pounds of Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Contact: Sierra Medrano, MSP Public Affairs 517-241-0977

LANSINGThe Michigan State Police (MSP) today announced that 515.7 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, September 27.

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 safe, convenient and responsible venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

Prescription drugs collected by posts:
 

Alpena – 17 lbs

Brighton – 148 lbs

Cadillac – 4.8 lbs

Calumet – 10 lbs

Caro – 17 lbs

Coldwater – 10 lbs

Flint – 1.5 lbs

Gaylord – 8.4 lbs

Gladstone – 12.4 lbs

Hart – 9 lbs

Houghton Lake – 30 lbs

Iron Mountain – 30 lbs

Jackson – 36 lbs

Lakeview – 12 lbs

Lansing – 5 lbs

Lapeer – 5 lbs

Metro – 0 lbs

Monroe – 18 lbs

Pleasant – 1 lbs

Negaunee – 8 lbs

Niles – 36 lbs

Paw Paw – 5.1 lbs

Rockford – 30 lbs

Sault Ste. Marie – 8 lbs

Ignace – 6.5 lbs

Tri-City – 43 lbs

Wakefield – 3 lbs

Wayland – 1 lbs

West Branch – 0 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.