State Police Partners with DEA in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 22

Contact: 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.

 

Michigan State Police Posts
 

Post Location/Phone Number
Alpena Post 3283 W. Washington Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
989-354-4101
Brighton Post 4337 Buno Road
Brighton, MI 48114
810-227-1051
Cadillac Post 7711 S. U.S. 131
Cadillac, MI 49601
231-779-6040
Calumet Post 55195 N. U.S. 41
Calumet, MI 49913
906-337-5145
Caro Post 1485 Cleaver Road
Caro, MI 48723
989-673-2157
Flint Post G-4481 Corunna Road
Flint, MI 48532
810-732-1111
Gaylord Post 563 S. Otsego
Gaylord, MI 49735
989-732-2778
Gladstone Post 922 Lake Shore Drive
Gladstone, MI 49837
906-428-4412
Hart Post 3793 W. Polk Road
Hart, MI 49420
231-873-2171
Houghton Lake Post 9011 W. Lake City Road
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
989-422-5103
Iron Mountain Post 1916 N. Stephenson
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
906-774-2122
Jackson Post 3401 Cooper St.
Jackson, MI 49201
517-780-4580
Lakeview Post 10300 Howard City-Edmore Road
Lakeview, MI 48850
989-352-8444
Lansing Post 7119 N. Canal Road
Lansing, MI 48913
517-322-1907
Lapeer Post 975 S. Main St.
Lapeer, MI 48446
810-664-2905
Marshall Post 714 Old U.S. 27 N.
Marshall, MI 49068
269-558-0500
Metro North Post 14350 W. 10 Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
248-584-5740
Metro South Post 12111 Telegraph Road
Taylor, MI 48180
734-287-5000
Monroe Post 300 Jones Ave.
Monroe, MI 48161
734-242-3500
Mount Pleasant Post 3580 S. Isabella Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
989-773-5951
Negaunee Post 180 U.S. 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866
906-475-9922
Niles Post 1600 Silverbrook Ave.
Niles, MI 49120
269-683-4411
Paw Paw Post 43255 60th Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-5551
Rockford Post 345 Northland Drive, Northeast
Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-4411
Sault Ste. Marie Post 3900 I-75 BR
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
906-632-2217
St. Ignace Post N430 I-75
St. Ignace, MI 49781
906-643-7582
Tri-City Post 2402 Salzburg Road
Freeland, MI 48623
989-495-5555
Wakefield Post 100 Sunday Lake St.
Wakefield, MI 49968
906-229-5372
Wayland Post 544 N. Main St.
Wayland, MI 49348
269-792-2213
West Branch Post 496 E. Houghton
West Branch, MI 48661
989-345-0956