The Michigan State Police has announced a partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency in an attempt to urge residents to discard expired and unused prescription drugs during the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28. 19659004] All 30 posts in the state of Michigan will be held from 10 am to 2 pm by holding drop-off points. MSP encourages residents to take medicines, although they can not take liquids, inhalers, patches, or injections.
The day is usually held twice a year, both in April and October, with MSP collecting about 750 kilograms of prescription drugs during the last event.
"With opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental intoxications and overdoses are becoming ubiquitous," said Michigan State Police Director Col. Kristie Kibbey Etue in a press release. "I urge Michanders to take this opportunity to check what's in it and stop using your medications."
West Michigan finds its posts here:
- Jackson Post – 3401 Cooper St., Jackson MI (517-780-4580)
- Lansing Post – 7119 N. Canal Road, Lansing MI (517-322-1907)
- Marshall Post – 714 Old US 27 North, Marshall MI (269-558 -0500)
- Niles Post – 1600 Silverbrook Avenue, Niles MI (269-683-4411)
- Paw Paw Post – 43255 60th Ave. ., Paw Paw MI (269-657-5551)
- Rockford Post – 345 Northland Drive NE, Rockford MI (616-866-4411)
- Wayland Post – 544 N. Main St. , Wayland MI (269-792-2213)  For a complete list of MSP websites, click here. If you can not come to Take-Back Day, MSP reminds those interested that you can deliver your prescription drugs from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm to any MSP post. Monday to Friday.