On Saturday, April 27th, Hoosiers will have an opportunity to participate in the 17th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” Day by visiting Indiana State Police posts and locations sponsored by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Collection sites will be available for residents to conveniently and anonymously drop off any unused, expired or unwanted prescription medications, including liquid and pill medications. Syringes, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked and medication will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment. In the past, Hoosiers have disposed of over five tons of potentially dangerous prescription medications through the use of these safe drop-off locations during Drug Take Back Days. The twice-yearly event addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, abuse, or accidental poisoning. Collection sites coordinated by State Police, IPLA and community partners will be available on Saturday, April 27th, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Unwanted medications may be dropped off at any Indiana State Police Post during those hours, except the Toll Road Post.

(To locate the state police post closest to your home or business, check out www.in.gov/isp/2382.htm )