LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — April 27th is national drug take-back day and Tippecanoe County participated.
People brought out expired and unused prescription pills, needles and veterinary medicine.
After the event, drugs will be destroyed in a process approved by the Drug Enforcement Agency.
These drug take-back events are to prevent drugs from getting in the wrong hands.
“Young people in our community report, one of the top three substances that they try first is they get their hands on prescription or over the counter medication,” said Jennifer Swartz, Director of The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County.
She said these events are critical.
“By bringing your unused and expired medications to events like this they're less likely to get in the hands of young people and so it's just very critical,” said Swartz.
This event is held quarterly in the community. The West Lafayette Police Department participates as well on a different date. This is LPD's second event this year.
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