(Versailles, Ind.) - Old and unused prescription drugs can be safely disposed of on Saturday, April 27 as part of a nationwide effort.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is sponsoring the sixth “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative, according to Indiana State Police. The program seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.
Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs – in pill or liquid form – to be disposed of for destruction. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.
There is only one restriction: no new or used needles or syringes.
The Drug Take Back events have proven to be a popular and safe method for the public to legally and safely dispose of prescription drugs that are no longer needed or have expired.
Citizens wishing to participate in this program may drop off their prescription drugs for disposal at any of a number of locations throughout the tri-state on April 27 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
-Aurora, Indiana Police Department at Walgreens, 512 US 50/Green Boulevard
-Florence, Kentucky Police Department at Walgreens, 6617 US 25
-Indiana State Police in Versailles, Indiana, 902 SOUTH ADAMS STREET
-Ripley County Sheriff’s Office in Versailles, Indiana, 210 N. MONROE
More collection sites across the country can be found online at https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/NTBI/ntbi-pub.pub?_flowExecutionKey=_c9A72F226-1A39-29CF-5E86-1546A21F7C7C_k4FB902E6-E157-D32E-1F0A-17127551AD25.