89
      Wednesday
      86 / 65
      Thursday
      86 / 66
      Friday
      87 / 66

      Nearly 600 pounds of prescription drugs collected

      The Michigan State Police collected 586.66 pounds of prescription drugs at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, April 26.

      The Michigan State Police collected 586.66 pounds of prescription drugs at MSP posts across the state during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day held on Saturday, April 26.

      The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day to provide a safe, convenient and responsible venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

      Prescription drugs collected by posts:

      Alpena - 17.4 lbs

      Brighton - 43 lbs

      Cadillac - 5.8 lbs

      Calumet - 3 lbs

      Caro - 17 lbs

      Coldwater - 2.7 lbs

      Flint - 101 lbs

      Gaylord - 11.3 lbs

      Gladstone - 2 lbs

      Hart - 6.5 lbs

      Houghton Lake - 14 lbs

      Iron Mountain - 29.5 lbs

      Jackson - 56.6 lbs

      Lakeview - 15 lbs

      Lansing - 25 lbs

      Lapeer - 28 lbs

      Metro - 15 lbs

      Monroe - 8 lbs

      Mt. Pleasant - 10 lbs

      Negaunee - 2.25 lbs

      Niles - 25 lbs

      Paw Paw - 6.11 lbs

      Rockford - 70 lbs

      Sault Ste. Marie - 35 lbs

      St. Ignace - 1.3 lbs

      Tri-City - 12 lbs

      Wakefield - 2 lbs

      Wayland - 13.2 lbs

      West Branch - 9 lbs

      All 29 MSP posts participated in the one-day effort by serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction. The service was free and anonymous with no questions asked.