Indiana State Police Participating in National DEA Drug Take Back Day

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19411 Highway 41 North 
Evansville, IN 47725

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Sgt. Todd Ringle
Public Information Office

April 18, 2023


Indiana State Police Participating in National DEA Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 22

Evansville – This Saturday, April 22, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 24th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative.  The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment.  This program is for liquid and pill medications.  Vaping pens without batteries and vaping cartridges will also be taken.  Needles WILL NOT be accepted for disposal.  This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  Unused or expired medication in home cabinets is highly susceptible to theft, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.  Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.

Indiana State Police at Evansville, which is located at 19411 Hwy 41 North, will be accepting unused or expired prescription medication this Saturday, April 22, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.



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