Indiana Residents Can Turn In Old, Unwanted Drugs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Indiana residents can get rid of their expired or unwanted prescription drugs at dozens of locations around the state next week.

Several pharmacies, state police posts, city police and sheriff's departments will set up drop-off locations Sept. 27 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. In Indiana, the event is sponsored by the Indiana Board of Pharmacy and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Drugs will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day. The service is free and anonymous.

The event is intended to combat prescription drug abuse.

Last October, a total of 390 tons of prescription drugs were dropped off at more than 6,000 sites across the United States.

A list of drop-off points in Indiana may be found at www.dea.gov.