Office of AG Curtis Hill holds drug take back

With opioid abuse on the rise, law enforcement are working to provide people with a safe way to dispose of their old prescription medications.

Posted: Jul 25, 2018 4:38 PM
Updated: Jul 26, 2018 10:50 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The office of Attorney General Curtis Hill partnered with local police and Kroger to bring a drug take back event to Fort Wayne Wednesday.

With opioid abuse on the rise, law enforcement are working to provide people with a safe way to dispose of their old prescription medications.

Residents were able to dump their old pills to be destroyed by police at the end of the day.

The event also keeps medications out of the trash and water supply.

"The Indiana Attorney General's Office does these across the state. We've done 14 of them since 2017. We've collected over 2,000 pounds of drugs in setups like this," said Joshua Marsh, with the AG's office.

If you missed the local drug take back, another event will be held Friday in Kosciusko County.

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