Drug take back day set for Saturday at local posts, stations

North Vernon authorities are taking part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back day on Saturday.

According to North Vernon police, you can drop off old, expired, unused or unwanted medications from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the EMA building behind the North Vernon Fire Department on North Madison Avenue. It is the white building with garages next to Walmart. The event is being organized by The Indiana Board of Pharmacy, Jennings County Health Department and the North Vernon police and fire departments.

Indiana State Police posts are also taking part in the takeback event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to the DEA, the Takeback Day is for liquid and pill medications. Vaping pens without batteries and vaping cartridges will also be taken. Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal. This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

You can look for more area locations to drop off your medications at https://www.dea.gov/takebackday