The Michigan State Police will participate in “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on October 22

The Michigan State Police with the DEA are disposing of prescription medicines.

The Michigan State Police is teaming up with The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day”.

 

On October 22nd all Michigan State Police posts will offer a place for residents to dispose of their unwanted and outdated prescription drugs. Inhalers, patches, liquids and syringes will not be accepted.

 

Spokesperson Lori Dougovito says the state is dealing with a large number of substance abuse cases that could be avoided.

 

“We know that overdoses and prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings are very real problems here in Michigan and things like this are very essential to the safety and health of our residents here in Michigan.”

 

Dougovito says during last “Take-Back” effort State Police posts collected more than 15-hundred pounds of prescription drugs.

 

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  • Tia Graham

    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.