State Police Partners with DEA in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 22Contact: Ms. Lori Dougovito, MSP Public Affairs 517-284-3223
October 10, 2016
On Saturday, October 22, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will partner with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other 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 30 posts will participate in the one-day ‘Take-Back’ effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, by serving as drop-off points for Michiganders to properly discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will be accepted.
“Overdoses, prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings are very real problems in Michigan,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP. “Initiatives like this are essential to the safety and health of our residents. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.”
During the one-day effort in April, MSP posts collected a total of 1,189 pounds of prescription drugs.
Unused medicines in homes often lend themselves to misuse and abuse. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and environmental hazards.
Persons unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays. MSP collection sites can be found here. Additional collection sites across the state can be found by visiting www.dea.gov.
|Alpena Post||3283 W. Washington Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
|Brighton Post||4337 Buno Road
Brighton, MI 48114
|Cadillac Post||7711 S. U.S. 131
Cadillac, MI 49601
|Calumet Post||55195 N. U.S. 41
Calumet, MI 49913
|Caro Post||1485 Cleaver Road
Caro, MI 48723
|Flint Post||G-4481 Corunna Road
Flint, MI 48532
|Gaylord Post||563 S. Otsego
Gaylord, MI 49735
|Gladstone Post||922 Lake Shore Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
|Hart Post||3793 W. Polk Road
Hart, MI 49420
|Houghton Lake Post||9011 W. Lake City Road
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
|Iron Mountain Post||1916 N. Stephenson
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
|Jackson Post||3401 Cooper St.
Jackson, MI 49201
|Lakeview Post||10300 Howard City-Edmore Road
Lakeview, MI 48850
|Lansing Post||7119 N. Canal Road
Lansing, MI 48913
|Lapeer Post||975 S. Main St.
Lapeer, MI 48446
|Marshall Post||714 Old U.S. 27 N.
Marshall, MI 49068
|Metro North Post||14350 W. 10 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
|Metro South Post||12111 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180
|Monroe Post||300 Jones Ave.
Monroe, MI 48161
|Mount Pleasant Post||3580 S. Isabella Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
|Negaunee Post||180 U.S. 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866
|Niles Post||1600 Silverbrook Ave.
Niles, MI 49120
|Paw Paw Post||43255 60th Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
|Rockford Post||345 Northland Drive, Northeast
Rockford, MI 49341
|Sault Ste. Marie Post||3900 I-75 BR
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
|St. Ignace Post||N430 I-75
St. Ignace, MI 49781
|Tri-City Post||2402 Salzburg Road
Freeland, MI 48623
|Wakefield Post||100 Sunday Lake St.
Wakefield, MI 49968
|Wayland Post||544 N. Main St.
Wayland, MI 49348
|West Branch Post||496 E. Houghton
West Branch, MI 48661