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Dispose of expired, unused pills at Michigan State Police posts Saturday

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-22 12:12:34-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan State Police is asking residents to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted pills during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday.

Taking a few minutes to go through your home and discard these medications is something small that can have a huge impact,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police. “The devastation caused by opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses is real. We urge you to do all you can to help us fight this crisis.”

Residents can drop off the pills at one of MSP's 30 posts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

All collected pills will be destroyed. Liquids, inhalers, patches and syringes cannot be accepted.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year, in April and October. During the October 2018 effort, MSP posts collected nearly 950 pounds of prescription drugs.

MSP collection sites can be found here.