Local locations for National Drug Take Back Day
The Drug Enforcement Agency will host a National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28.
The event is particularly aimed at stemming the opioid crisis. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs in 2015. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.
There will be several locations in Michiana where residents can drop off unused or unwanted drugs to stop them from falling into the wrong hands.
St. Joseph County Police Department Drop Box, 401 W. Sample St., South Bend
Indiana State Police District 24 Post, 1425 Miami Trail, Bremen
CVS Pharmacy, 1150 W. Plymouth St., Bremen
Walgreens Pharmacy, 2014 N. Michigan St., Plymouth
Fulton County Jail Drop Box, 815 Madison St., Rochester
Howard Township Hall, 1345 Barron Lake Rd., Niles
Michigan State Police - Niles Post, 1600 Silverbrook Ave., Niles
Ontwa Township/Edwardsburg Police Department Med Box, 26296 US-12, Edwardsburg
Family Fare Red Med Box, 56151 M-51 South, Dowagiac
Silver Creek Township Hall, 32764 Dixon St., Dowagiac
Pokagon Health Center Red Med Box, 58620 Sink Rd., Dowagiac
Cass County Sheriff's Office Drop Box, 321 M-62, Cassopolis
Marcellus Township Hall, 13163 Marcellus Hwy., Marcellus
Shoreline Wellness & Rehab Center, 950 S. Bailey Ave., South Haven
Michigan State Police - Paw Paw Post, 43255 60th Ave., Paw Paw
Three Rivers Police Department, 333 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers
St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department, 650 E. Main St., Centreville
Sturgis Police Department, 122 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis