LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The Lafayette Attorney General office partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to host a ‘Drug Take Back’ today.
The goal of the take back is to relieve people of their unused prescriptions and expired drugs. The drugs are properly disposed of and can eliminate the risk of the drugs falling into the wrong hands.
This is the 31st session hosted by the office, and the 1st partnership with Ivy Tech's Lafayette campus.
Since starting in March of this year, the Attorney General office has disposed of nearly 3200 pounds of unused and expired drugs.
Vice Chancellor of Student Success at Lafayette’s Ivy Tech campus, spoke about why people should take advantage of the events to properly dispose of their unused drugs.
“Truly, unneeded drugs, whether they be prescription or non-prescription drugs now, can be a hazard to young children in the home or elderly that may get confused.”
He also spoke about his feelings about the college’s participation in the event.
“Well, very proud, both me personally as well as a representative of Ivy Tech. That's what we do, we try to strengthen communities and protect individuals by preparing them for the future.”
Be on the lookout for future Drug Take Back events that’ll be hosted through the community.