INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dozens of sites will be available across Indiana this weekend for people to hand over unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications through a drug takeback program.
The nationwide Prescription Drug Take Back initiative is sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Numerous police departments and other public safety agencies will have collection sites in all parts of Indiana, including nearly all Indiana State Police posts.
The collection sites are scheduled to be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Organizers say the program aims to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of those medications. The DEA reports more than 29,000 pounds of drugs were collected in Indiana during last year's takeback day.
Central Indiana sites include:
- Creekside Middle School, 3525 W. 126th St., Carmel
- Greenwood Park Mall, 1251 U.S. Highway 31 North, Greenwood
- IFD Fire Station 1, 1903 W. 10th St., Indianapolis
- IFD Fire Station 2, 4120 Mitthoeffer Rd., Indianapolis
- IFD Fire Station 4, 8404 Ditch Rd., Indianapolis
- IFD Fire Station 23, 1108 E. Thompson Rd., Indianapolis
- IFD Fire Station 27, 2918 E. 10th St., Indianapolis
- Indiana State Police District 52, 8620 E. 21st St., Indianapolis
- WTHR Channel 13, 1000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
- Lawrence Police Department, 9001 E. 59th St., Lawarence
- Speedway Police Department, 1410 N. Lynhurst Drive, Speedway