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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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