State police collect unused medicines

Indiana State Police collected more than a ton of expired and unwanted prescription medications Oct. 27 as part of the national “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The project seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft, which can contribute to Indiana’s opioid epidemic.

The Indiana State Police set up collection sites at most of its posts around the state, and collected a total of 2,074 pounds of unused or expired medication.

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