Drop off your drugs for Drug Take Back Day

Local authorities take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Where you can turn in unused medication today

You can drop them off at your local Michigan State Police department from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. "So, far this year we've collected 900 pounds of medication". Some have year-round drug disposal boxes for residents.

"You don't want to have these left over medications laying around the house.so that's what brought me here", said Heather Jahnke, who dropped off a bag.

The Drug Enforcement Agency spearheads this event each year and hopes their efforts will help in the fight against prescription drug abuse.

To take part in the national initiative, you can click on the Take Back Day website and type in your zip code to find the nearest location to drop off the prescription drugs.

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Police encourage people to take advantage of these drug take-backs so unused medications don't end up in the wrong hands. In a study, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse say 86 percent of heroin users used opioid pain relievers recreationally before they ever used heroin.

The courthouse drop-off location collected almost 300 pounds of discarded drugs today in the Diamond City.

For those who weren't able to make it to one of the temporary sites Saturday morning, there are permanent collection boxes located at MUSC Public Safety HQ on Douty Street, CVS on St. Andrews Boulevard, and the Mount Pleasant Police Headquarters.

The take back initiative only accepts pills and patches that are expired or unused; no needles or inhalers were taken. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Knight said she expected Saturday's haul would easily surpass previous numbers. He said he had been on the lookout for a way to safely dispose of them and keep them from the environment.

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