Marion County police agencies adding Rx drop boxes

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The growing number of law enforcement agencies collected unwanted prescription drugs with drop boxes now includes the Speedway Police Department in Marion County.

Town Manager Ian Nicolini tells The Indianapolis Star  the town council approved the drop-off site after collecting 300 pounds of pills on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in April. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration collected 12 million tons in Indiana in the spring.

In recent months, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and Lawrence and Zionsville police departments have put drop boxes at their stations. Fishers has had a drop box since 2011, and Hendricks County has four boxes.

Drug Free Marion County Executive Director Randy Miller says agencies in the county have been slow to put in collection sites compared with the rest of the state.

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