Local police, firefighters and several hospitals will partner with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to collect unwanted prescription medications on Saturday.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will have representatives at five Indianapolis Fire Department stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the National Drug Take Back Day.
- Station 1 - 1903 W. 10th St.
- Station 2 - 4120 Mitthoeffer Rd.
- Station 4 - 8404 N. Ditch Rd.
- Station 23 - 1108 E. Thompson Rd.
- Station 27 - 2918 E. 10th St.
Indiana State Police and Community Health Network will also participate in the collection with locations throughout the county.
- Indiana State Police Headquarters, 100 N. Senate Ave.
- Indiana State Police District 52, 8620 E. 21st St
- Community Cancer Center North, 7979 Shadeland Ave.
- Community Hospital South, 1402 E. County Line Rd.
- Community Hospital East, 1500 N. Ritter Ave.
The event is an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft by removing potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs from homes. The DEA says last fall Americans turned in nearly 469 tons of prescription drugs.
Additional locations can be found by using the collection site locator on the National Drug Take Back Day website.