Indiana State Police release results from last month's 'Drug Take Back Day'

This file photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison - FILE)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Thousands of pounds of unused medication are now off the streets, thanks to "Drug Take Back Day" last month.

Indiana State Police have the final numbers and it turns out, Hoosiers safely disposed more than 22,000 pounds of prescription medication.

"Kudos to everyone who helped protect their loved ones from substance misuse by safely disposing a total of over 11 tons of medication," said Indiana Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Jim McClelland. "We hope more people will take advantage of convenient prescription drop-off locations available year round across Indiana."

If you missed the event and want to get rid of unwanted drugs, click here for more information on where you can find year round disposal locations.

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