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Drugs Collected, No Questions Asked

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October 24, 2013 — This Saturday Hoosiers can help police in a nationwide drug operation.

Indiana State Police are working with other law enforcement agencies in the Seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  ISP says that prescription drug abuse rates are high, along with poisonings and overdoses from the drugs.

Saturday, Hoosiers can dispose of expired or unwanted drugs by simply taking them to the nearest Indiana State Police post from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and other locations shown here, and leave them in designated receptacles, no questions asked.

The drug take back dropoff is for pills, capsules and liquids only.  No sharp objects are accepted.  ISP says that last April the nation turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs in the collection effort.

U.S. Department of Justice lists locations across the country for drug dropoffs, at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

Lake County locations include:

CEDAR LAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 7408 CONSTITUTION AVENUE

DYER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 2150 HART STREET

GRIFFITH POLICE DEPARTMENT, 115 NORTH BROAD STREET

HIGHLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT, 3333 RIDGE ROAD

LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MAIN LOBBY, 2293 NORTH MAIN STREET, CROWN POINT

MUNSTER POLICE DEPARTMENT, 1001 RIDGE ROAD

PORTAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 2693 IRVING STREET

SCHERERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, 25 E. JOLIET STREET

ST. JOHN POLICE DEPARTMENT, 11033 W. 93RD AVENUE

 

 

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