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Niles Post collects 46 pounds of prescription drugs

Published 2:05pm Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced 698.75 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at MSP posts across the state on the semi-annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day held Sept. 29.

The MSP partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement agencies for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to provide a venue for citizens to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

All 29 MSP posts participated in the one-day ‘Take Back” effort by serving as drop-off points for citizens to discard expired, unused and unwanted medications for destruction.

Prescription drugs collected by posts:

Alpena – 21.6 pounds

Bay City – 62

Brighton – 85

Cadillac – 6.5

Calumet – 12.5

Caro – 21

Coldwater – 10

Flint – 15

Gaylord – 1.8

Gladstone – 15

Hart – 11

Houghton Lake – 10

Iron Mountain – 60

Jackson – 68.1

Lakeview – 18

Lansing – 52

Lapeer – 18

Metro – 17

Monroe – 9

Mt. Pleasant – 15

Negaunee – 26

Niles – 46

Paw Paw – 12.5

Rockford – 38

Sault Ste. Marie – 20

St. Ignace – 1.3

Wakefield – 7.25

Wayland – 18

West Branch – 1.2

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