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U.P Results For Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | How many pounds?

Written by TrevStone

Saturday was National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. And the we’ve got the results from the Negaunee Township Michigan State Police Post and the Calumet Michigan State Police Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., community members dropped off any unused prescription pills they had in their homes at local police and state police posts.

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  • The Negaunee Township Michigan State Police Post collect 23 pounds of prescription drug pills.
  • And the Calumet Michigan State Police Post collected 48 pounds.

The take back serves a dual purpose. Obviously, to reduce the risk of prescription abuse. Another reason is to prevent medications from being dumped into landfills or flushed, which can poison the environment.

Congrats to those who made big decisions by bringing down a bunch of pills instead of doing them or selling them.

Anyone who was unable to participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their unused and unwanted medications for destruction at any Michigan State Police Post – Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

The service is free and anonymous.

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