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 www.dea.gov.

Post

Location & Phone Number

Counties

Alpena Post

 

3283 W. Washington Ave.

Alpena, MI 49707

989-354-4101

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

Presque Isle County

Brighton Post

 

4337 Buno Road

Brighton, MI 48114

810-227-1051

Livingston County, Washtenaw County

Cadillac Post

 

7711 S. U.S. 131

Cadillac, MI 49601

231-779-6040

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

Calumet Post

 

55195 N. U.S. Highway 41

Calumet, MI 49913

906-337-5145

Baraga County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County

Caro Post

 

1485 Cleaver Road

Caro, MI 48723

989-673-2157

Huron County, Sanilac County, Tuscola County

 

Coldwater Post

 

186 E. State St.

Coldwater, MI 49036

517-278-2373

Branch County, Calhoun County, St. Joseph County

Flint Post

 

G-4481 Corunna Road

Flint, MI 48532

810-732-1111

Genesee County, Shiawassee County

Gaylord Post

 

563 S. Otsego

Gaylord, MI 49735

989-732-2778

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

Gladstone Post

 

922 Lake Shore Drive

Gladstone, MI 49837

906-428-4412

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

989-422-5103

Crawford County, Kalkaska County, Missaukee County, Roscommon County

Iron Mountain Post

 

1916 N. Stephenson

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

906-774-2122

Dickinson County, Iron County

Jackson Post

 

3401 Cooper St.

Jackson, MI 49201

517-780-4580

Hillsdale County, Jackson County

Lakeview Post

 

10300 Howard City-Edmore Road

Lakeview, MI 48850

989-352-8444

Gratiot County, Ionia County, Montcalm County

Lansing Post

 

7119 N. Canal Road

Lansing, MI 48913

517-322-1907

Clinton County, Eaton County, Ingham County

Lapeer Post

 

975 S. Main St.

Lapeer, MI 48446

810-664-2905

Lapeer County, St. Clair County

Metro Post

 

14350 W. 10 Mile Road

Oak Park, MI 48237

248-584-5740

Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County

Monroe Post

 

300 Jones Ave.

Monroe, MI 48161

734-242-3500

Lenawee County, Monroe County

Mount Pleasant Post

 

3580 S. Isabella Road

Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

989-773-5951

Clare County, Isabella County, Mecosta County, Osceola County

Negaunee Post

 

180 U.S. 41 East

Negaunee, MI 49886

906-475-9922

Alger County, Marquette County

Niles Post

 

1600 Silverbrook Ave.

Niles, MI 49120

269-683-4411

Berrien County, Cass County

Paw Paw Post

 

43255 60th Ave.

Paw Paw, MI 49079

269-657-5551

Kalamazoo County, Van Buren County

Rockford Post

 

345 Northland Drive, Northeast

Rockford, MI 49341

616-866-4411

Kent County, Muskegon County, Ottawa County

Sault Ste. Marie Post

 

3900 I-75 BR

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

906-632-2217

Chippewa County, Luce County

 

N430 I-75

906-643-7582

Mackinac County, Schoolcraft County

Tri-City Post

 

2402 Salzburg Road

Freeland, MI 48623

989-495-5555

Bay County, Midland County, Saginaw County

Wakefield Post

 

100 Sunday Lake St.

Wakefield, MI 49968

906-229-5372

Gogebic County, Ontonagon County

Wayland Post

 

544 N. Main St.

Wayland, MI 49348

269-792-2213

Allegan County, Barry County

West Branch Post

 

496 E. Houghton

West Branch, MI 48661

989-345-0956

Arenac County, Gladwin County, Iosco County, Ogemaw County