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Drug take-back event promotes safe and environmentally responsible disposal

Those looking to safely dispose of unused medications will be able to do so this weekend at the Lafayette Police Department's drug take-back event.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2017 4:22 PM
Updated: Oct. 25, 2017 4:32 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Those looking to safely dispose of unused medications will be able to do so this weekend at the Lafayette Police Department's drug take-back event.

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It will take place on Oct. 28 in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, and the Purdue Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

Police say to bring any expired and unused prescription pills, needles, and veterinary medicines, and officers will collect them for disposal in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

The take-back event will be held at the Lafayette Police Training Center at 1301 South St. between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about helping to prevent the misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, please visit the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County website.

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