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State Police Collect More Than 700 Pounds of Prescription Drugs

Posted at 10:16 AM, May 02, 2013

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Police collected 709 pounds of prescription drugs at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, April 27.

The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies to provide a safe, convenient and responsible venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

The Coldwater post took in 7 pounds of drugs, Hart took 11 pounds, Lakeview 10 pounds, and Rockford accepted the most in West Michigan with 19 pounds.

All 29 posts participated in the effort by serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. The service was free and anonymous with no questions asked.