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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.

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