LPD to host drug take back event

On Feb. 17, three groups will work together to make sure prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

Posted: Feb 11, 2018 9:40 PM
Updated: Feb 11, 2018 11:13 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — On Feb. 17, three groups will work together to make sure prescription drugs are disposed of properly.

Lafayette Police, drug free coaltion of Tippecanoe county and the Purdue Student National Pharmaceutical Association will host a drug take back event.

Officers and staff will accept expired and unused prescription pills, needles and veterinary medicines.

Specialist Shana Wainscott said letting officers get rid of the drugs is not only better for the enviornment, it's also safer for the community. 

"A lot of people you know may not know what the drug is used for so we don't want children or anybody else to come across a drug that they may not look up to see what the drug is used for and then end up taking it," said Wainscott.

The event will run from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Lafayette Police Training Center.

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