709 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected

By: News 10
By: News 10

Michigan State Police collected hundreds of pounds of unused and expired medicine during National Drug Take Back Day last weekend.

709 pounds were collected at the 29 MSP posts around the state on Saturday, April 27. The service was free and anonymous with no questions asked.

MSP partnered with the DEA and other law enforcement agencies as a part of an effort to provide a safe, convenient and responsible place for people to dispose of their unused medicine.

Prescription drugs collected by posts:

Alpena - 19 lbs
Brighton - 120 lbs
Cadillac - 14 lbs
Calumet - 10 lbs
Caro - 30 lbs
Coldwater - 7 lbs
Flint - 4 lbs
Gaylord - 7 lbs
Gladstone - 21 lbs
Hart - 11 lbs
Houghton Lake - 10 lbs
Iron Mountain - 45 lbs
Jackson - 40 lbs
Lakeview - 10 lbs
Lansing - 33 lbs
Lapeer - 36 lbs
Metro - 28 lbs
Monroe - 18 lbs
Mt. Pleasant - 3 lbs
Negaunee - 90 lbs
Niles - 38 lbs
Paw Paw - 6 lbs
Rockford - 19 lbs
Sault Ste. Marie - 37 lbs
St. Ignace - 5 lbs
Tri-City - 30 lbs
Wakefield - 3 lbs
Wayland - 4 lbs
West Branch - 11 lbs


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