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On October 22nd all Michigan State Police posts will offer a place for residents to dispose of their unwanted and outdated prescription drugs.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.