State Police Partners with DEA in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 29

Contact: Ms. Lori Dougovito, MSP Public Affairs Section, 517-284-3223

April 18, 2017

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is again partnering 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, April 29, by serving as drop-off points for Michiganders to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. No liquids, inhalers, patches, or syringes will be accepted.

“Something as simple as removing unused medications from your home can help save lives,” stated Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, Director of the MSP. “We are committed to decreasing prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses, which are all too common here in Michigan and across the nation.”

During the one-day effort in October, MSP posts collected a total of 871 pounds of prescription 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 here. Additional collection sites across the state can be found by going to www.dea.gov.

Citizens who are not able 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.  

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

Mt. 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