Press release from Indiana State Police
(Versailles, Ind.) - Saturday, April 28 was the fourth national Drug Take Back initiative where Indiana State Police and other law enforcement agencies nationwide partnered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to collect unwanted or expired drugs and again, the results were positive.
The Indiana State Police Post at Versailles collected a total of 88 pounds of discarded drugs with a total of 1,512.5 pounds collected at state police posts statewide. This total is slightly less than the last collection day on October 29. 2011 which resulted in 1,839 pounds collected.
The purpose of the drug take back initiative is to encourage people who have unwanted or expired prescription drugs to dispose of them in a way that is safe for the environment. This initiative also serves as a means of getting these unwanted drugs out of homes where they may tempt children, teens, or other individuals to consume these drugs which, taken improperly or carelessly can be very dangerous.
For all Indiana State Police drug take back results go to: http://www.in.gov/activecalendar/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=55654&information_id=111733&type=&syndicate=syndicate