12th Drug Take Back event this Saturday
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY — On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the St. Joseph County Substance Abuse Taskforce, local law enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to:
•The Constantine Police Department at 115 White Pigeon St.
•St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Department at 650 E. Main St, Centreville
•Sturgis Police Department at 122 N. Nottawa St.
•The Three Rivers Police Department at 333 W. Michigan Ave.
(The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds — about 3,200 tons — of pills.