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State Police Collects Nearly 600 Pounds of Prescription Drugs on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Contact: Ms. Tiffany Brown, MSP Public Affairs Section (517) 541-0970
Agency: State Police

LANSINGThe Michigan State Police (MSP) today announced that 586.66 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, April 26.

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 – 17.4 lbs

Iron Mountain – 29.5 lbs

Rockford – 70 lbs

Brighton – 43 lbs

Jackson – 56.6 lbs

Sault Ste. Marie – 35 lbs

Cadillac – 5.8 lbs

Lakeview – 15 lbs

St. Ignace – 1.3 lbs

Calumet – 3 lbs

Lansing – 25 lbs

Tri-City – 12 lbs

Caro – 17 lbs

Lapeer – 28 lbs

Wakefield – 2 lb

Coldwater – 2.7 lbs

Metro – 15 lbs

Wayland – 13.2 lbs

Flint – 101 lbs

Monroe – 8 lbs

West Branch – 9 lbs

Gaylord – 11.3 lbs

Mt. Pleasant – 10 lbs

 

Gladstone – 2 lbs

Negaunee – 2.25 lbs

 

Hart – 6.5 lbs

Niles – 25 lbs

 

Houghton Lake – 14 lbs

Paw Paw – 6.11 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.